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Anyone Feelin’ Missional?

May 9, 2007

If you’re really blessed, someone just might nominate you to be deacon of a ministry like this.

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  1. May 9, 2007 9:31 pm

    Wow. I mean. Wow. So this is obviously NOT an SBC church, right? :)

  2. Oddball permalink
    May 10, 2007 2:11 pm

    I’ll do you one better, a church that meets in a local microbrew pub:

    http://evergreenlife.org/

  3. May 10, 2007 5:10 pm

    Any CEFC women want to start a ‘Women and Wine’ group like the one listed in Oddball’s link?? ;-)

  4. Kris permalink
    May 12, 2007 8:49 am

    So how many guys (generic use here) at CEFC would be up for this type of group? We’ve already got the beer pot and beer closet.

  5. May 12, 2007 9:51 am

    I’m totally up for it. Let’s dream big here. Let’s pray that once we get the recipe for “Free Life Pale Ale” just right, God will bring us a business manager type to turn it into a for-profit business. There’s no reason Champaign-Urbana shouldn’t have a microbrewery. We can use the profits to send out more missionaries. We could even have our missionaries work for a year at the brewery instead of fundraising for a year. Did you notice that one of riverbrew’s goals was to glorify God by making the best beer in town?

  6. egana permalink
    May 12, 2007 2:17 pm

    Can my job be glorifying God by drinking the best beer in town after you guys make it?

    *wink*

  7. May 12, 2007 2:40 pm

    I’m up for Women and Wine, Fruittart! Just so long as nobody calls it Women and Whine. :)

    C-U is actually supposed to be getting a microbrewery, near the WEFT office in downtown Champaign, I think. Yep, here’s the beginning of a 2005 article from the News-Gazette:

    “CHAMPAIGN – Chris Knight said he’s been thinking about opening a microbrewery in downtown Champaign for five years.

    “You couldn’t have a city more suited to having a microbrewery than this one,” said Knight, owner of the Blind Pig tavern in downtown Champaign. “It surprised me there isn’t a brewery here, particularly given that you’ve got a sophisticated beer-drinking crowd in Champaign-Urbana.””

    The article mentioned a possible opening date of 2007, but there’s no reason why C-U couldn’t have TWO microbreweries. Free Life Pale Ale sounds yummy. :)

  8. Oddball permalink
    May 12, 2007 5:24 pm

    You should send an exploratory missions team out here to Portland, to visit Evergreen (and Imago Dei, of course) and tour some microbreweries . . .

  9. May 15, 2007 9:15 pm

    Boy, Winter Haven doesn’t have cool churches like that. I’ve gotta move, and quick!

  10. May 24, 2007 12:01 am

    Hey man, nice to meet you today. I’m glad you like the idea of Riverbrew. Thanks for the encouraging words!

  11. May 24, 2007 2:49 pm

    it seems, i only reference you on my blog when you mention beer p. mike. hahahaha. do you know my pastor matt ro? he’s an OIL vet.

  12. May 24, 2007 8:28 pm

    Dan, thanks for the link. If I met Pastor Matt, I don’t remember, sorry!

    Everybody, Dan Price (two comments above) is the pastor who oversees RiverBrew. I just “happened” to sit next to him last night at dinner at the Gospel Coalition conference. What are the odds?

  13. May 24, 2007 9:17 pm

    Hey, I’m heading up the RiverBrew ministry (under Dan’s supervision) and was at the conference also. “It’s a small world after all…”

    Thanks for the encouraging words and prayers would be appreciated as we’re meeting some friction.

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