Friday, October 19, 2007

Team Wisconsin Update 10-18-07

Last week Reenie and I spent some time on the road and in North Dakota with our new grandson and his parents, Brent and Laura. I had the privilege of dedicating Jackson to the Lord in one of the morning services at New Hope where Brent is the Family Life Pastor. Pastor Steve Norby preached a good message on the gifts of the Spirit. We had a good time catching up, visiting and getting some work done, too. We feel absolutely blessed because the Lord has gifted us with two wonderful sons, a wonderful daughter in law, a grandson, and another wonderful soon-to-be daughter-in-law.

We have just confirmed that Morillo, along with his wife and three children, will be arriving by the first of November to begin another church plant in Milwaukee. He will initially be working alongside Daniel Munoz at Iglesia Cristiana Wesleyana, then launching in a second strategic area.

Transformation City
Jason and the team have begun to hold preview services in a downtown theatre in North Milwaukee. They’ve had new people every week and some people who are seriously interested in joining the leadership team. The Lord has answered prayer to allow them to remain at the theatre through December. The city paper has highlighted the church’s beginning and also run an article on Alya, highlighting her Russian roots and cooking. Keep up by visiting

Last week I spent a couple of days in Bartlesville, OK for the annual GS/DS meeting. It was a good day with new ideas and resources bubbling out all over. I also spent some time with Jesse Van Horn, a ministerial student from Darrow Road. Jesse is in his final year at OWU. By the way, there’s a great place to find ribs in town – Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Que!

Spiritual Formation Training for Teachers/Leaders

WHAT: Exciting time of motivation and training for effective spiritual formation

WHO: Dr. Jim Dunn (Adult), Rev. Colleen Derr (Children) and Rev. Scott Simmons (youth) from
the Spiritual Formation Department in Indy will be leading

WHEN: November 3, Saturday (southwest and southeast regions)
November 4, Sunday (north region)

WHERE: November 3—CrossPoint Nazarene Church, Madison
November 4—Spooner Wesleyan Church

FOR: Pastors, Directors, Teachers, Small Group leaders, of children, youth, and adults.


October 21 Spooner
October 22-23 DBMD
October 25 Ballinger Fund
October 27 DBA
October 28 Drop in visit
November 1 Parkway LBA Dialogue
November 3-4 Spiritual Formation Tour
November 3-4 The River (Minong) visit
November 5 Baker St. LBA Dialogue
November 6 Eastman LBA Dialogue
November 8 North Central Staff LDJ
November 9-10, 16-17 District Extension Class (Mukwonago)
November 10-11 Northern Lakes Visit
November 12 West Allis LBA Dialogue
November 18 Hancock Visit
November 19 Burr LBA Dialogue
November 25 Burr/Valley Visit
November 26 Northern Lakes LBA Dialogueovember 8 Beulah LBA Dialogue

Leading a great team—Your Servant, Dan Bickel, Wisconsin District Superintendent

1 comment:

Keetha said...

Jackson is ALMOST as cute as MY grandson!! ;-)