Author: Jonathan Wiggins

New Year… Old Expectations

Years ago, Lori bought a verse on a plaque that hangs on the wall in one of the rooms in our home.  It is from Micah 6:8 which says, “…and what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  I love that portion…
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Freshness

One of the interesting things about having lived in a variety of places in the United States of America is that each area, state, culture, and zone has its own unique ways, standards, and laws.  One of the most interesting uniqueness I have found living in Montana for the last ten years has been the…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Throughout this year, for a variety of reasons, I have been “going down memory lane.”  I am thankful that in a rapidly changing world and culture that the memories in my head cannot be changed, re-imagined or deleted.  When it comes to November, I go down “memory lane” to various family gatherings through the years, to amazing ministry events in this…
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Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month!  This special recognition was started by Focus on the Family in 1994 in the throes of the Promise Keepers Ministry in the mid-1990’s.  Some churches in the RMD have embraced this special time of recognizing their pastor or pastoral staff while others have not regularly done so.  In either case,…
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Prevailing Prayer

Last September we had a “water event” at the District Office that basically necessitated remodeling 85% of the inside of the building.  Beautiful wood floors were ruined, carpet was destroyed and all kinds of disruption took place in the office.  Decisions were made regarding re-modeling, upgrading and re-fitting the office in terms of carpets, cabinets…
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Small Steps Become Big Steps

Last month, I wrote about how easy it is to be more dependent on ourselves than on the Lord.  We can get so proficient at “ministry” that we can, over time, find ourselves estranged from the One we serve.  This usually happens through any number of small steps that move us away from God rather…
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In Dependence

This week the 4th of July was celebrated — a day to remember the founding of the United States of America.  Many have been saying that we, as a nation, are less than united, in these days.  Shootings — like the one in the Chicago area on the 4th, and many others large and small…
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Putting It To Use

At the RMD District Conference, April 25 – 28, in Nampa, ID, the RMD Ministry Grant was explained and disbursed.   This grant was approved by the Dexcom in March to come alongside our churches in the belief that inflation will affect our churches in the RMD in much more potentially devastating way than Covid has.…
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Come Away

At the last service I shared the vision I believe the Lord has given me for the next few years of leadership in the role as District Superintendent.  We looked at the RMD continuing to grow forward being: Mission Focused (clear on the Gospel of Jesus, giving people opportunity to respond to Him and not…
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“See You In A Few Weeks!”

District Conference, in the Rocky Mountain District (RMD), is held every two years.  Due to Covid-19, the RMD family was unable to gather in person in 2020, rather, we had a 90 minute Zoom session.  Some might prefer that again this year — not because of the virus, but because of the time, effort and…
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