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Mark Pierce
Mansfield, Ohio
Living life to the fullest, in relationship with God, family and friends.
Interests: speaking, relationships, writing, church leadership, recumbent bicycle riding
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Let's make this inaugural Church Requel Fall Festival a day we will never forget. I'm looking forward to serving with all of you tomorrow. Let's make a huge impact in our downtown neighborhood! Continue reading
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I met with Brandi and Tamira yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed hearing all the stories of what's been going on at Church Requel in our absence. It sounds like things are really moving in the right direction with the Fall Festival, scheduled for a week from tomorrow. So many of you have volunteered your time, talents and resources. Thank you! Continue reading
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I LOVE this photo of Church Requel taken by Rick Jensen. A beautiful summer morning. Church doors open. The grass is green. The flowers are in bloom. The flag is up. The leaves are still on the trees! A great photo of the church building... but not a picture of the church! That's right. This is not the church. It's just the building where we meet. Continue reading
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Our newest attendees love belonging to CR. They are enthusiastic. The thing they mentioned over and over again is how loved they each feel when they come. That's God's love being expressed through you... and it's contagious! Let's see if we can't spread a little more of it around! Continue reading
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Is there something more to church growth than MORE? In our study of Ephesians 4:14-16, we learn why our maturity is so important. We conclude with two ways we grow as a church. Continue reading
How does the church grow? What is the objective of church growth? Is there something more to grow than MORE? In our study of Ephesians 4:14-16, we learn why our maturity is so important. We conclude with two ways we grow as a church. Continue reading
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What is God's game plan for the church? We study Ephesians 4:11-13 to learn the surprising truths about leadership, ministry, and responsibilities of everyone who belongs to the body of Christ. Continue reading
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In our relationships unity does not demand uniformity. How do we see our differences as reasons to celebrate rather than as reasons for conflict? Continue reading
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What are the best attitudes we can have for ongoing, lasting, and fulfilling relationships in life? From Ephesians 4:1-6, we discover 5 attitudes that are sure to relate. Continue reading
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The greatest joy in life is experiencing unremitting love, when someone loves us no matter what. The greatest hurt comes when someone we thought would love us stops loving us. How do we find unremitting love? Continue reading
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In this week's talk from 1 Peter 1, we discover that God's salvation was not a plan "B." He created mankind even knowing the sacrifice required of God's Son. Join me as we celebrate the greatest story ever told. Continue reading
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If we call ourselves Christ-followers, then our conduct should match our name. God is holy and He expects us also to be holy. How do we conduct ourselves as Christians? Jeff Barnes takes us through 1 Peter 1:13-19 and tells us how to live out this high calling. Continue reading
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Newcomer's Meet & Greet This Sunday! I love how our church has grown this past summer. We have about ten new families that have begun worshipping at CR since June! Yay! We thought it would be a great idea to host a mini-pizza party after church Sunday and invite our new folks for an informal chat. If you're new at Church Requel, please plan to stay after the worship service and meet our staff. We'd love to know you better and answer any questions you may have about Church Requel. Continue reading
What is God's game plan for the church? We study Ephesians 4:11-13 to learn the surprising truths about leadership, ministry, and responsibilities of everyone who belongs to the body of Christ. Continue reading
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What a HUGE HUGE HUGE weekend we have here at Church Requel! Did I mention that it was HUGE? Pastor Mark here with all the details about what's happening at CR. Continue reading
In our relationships unity does not demand uniformity. How do we see our differences as reasons to celebrate rather than as reasons for conflict? I share three reasons we are free to relate from Ephesians 4:7-10. Continue reading
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This is turning out to be an awesome start to the Fall season at Church Requel. I hope you are as excited as I am about how God is moving in our church. Continue reading
What are the best attitudes we can have for ongoing, lasting, and fulfilling relationships in life? From Ephesians 4:1-6, we discover 5 attitudes that are sure to relate. Continue reading
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Did you know that we have six main serving teams at Church Requel? Close your eyes. How many of the six can you name? Okay, open your eyes. (How many of you actually closed your eyes? If you did, raise your hand. [Ahem - how many of you actually raised your hand? LOL!]) Continue reading
The greatest joy in life is experiencing unremitting love, when someone loves us no matter what. The greatest hurt comes when someone we thought would love us stops loving us. How do we find unremitting love? How do we give unremitting love? Continue reading
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"What I’ve just laid out for you is God’s plan for love. Think about your love relationships. With your spouse. With your financé. With your friends. With your business partners. What we’ve talked about today is what God has designed for your relationships. All of them. All bound by love. This is God’s love roadmap. This is God’s love plan. Do you want to find a person like this? First start being that kind of person yourself!" Continue reading
We love salvation stories in our books and movies. Many point back to THE salvation story found in God's Word. In this week's talk from 1 Peter 1, we discover that God's salvation was not a plan "B." He created mankind even knowing the sacrifice required of God's Son. Continue reading
If we call ourselves Christ-followers, then our conduct should match our name. God is holy and He expects us also to be holy. How do we conduct ourselves as Christians? Jeff Barnes takes us through 1 Peter 1:13-19 and tells us how to live out this high calling. Continue reading
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This week Mary Kay and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary! Yay! We drove down to Batvia, Ohio to a special bed & breakfast called the 1861 Inn. It was built just prior to the Civil War and provided just the right getaway spot for us to celebrate 35 years together. I'm looking forward to being back with all of you Sunday morning at Church Requel. Continue reading
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After pizza we're going to play some Minute-To-Win-It games. These are going to be fun! Not everyone will be playing the games all the time (and if you don't want to play any games at all, that's fine too! Half the fun is going to be in the watching other people play.) Tamira Barnes has designed all the games to be fun and easy. Continue reading