Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dear Christ Church family and transformation partners,
A couple of years ago I launched Pagh’s Blog with the purpose of sharing life, faith and transformation stories with our Christ Church family and beyond. Recently I’ve been sending a Weekly Update to our Christ Church family highlighting the weekend service theme and other key opportunities for growth. As of today, these two efforts will be combined. I would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to read these email blasts/posts each week (and even respond) as my goal continues to be to inform, inspire and encourage you as a follower of Christ. Thanks!
This Sunday, February 2, at both 9:00 and 10:30 AM we will continue our series “Exponential: Tipping Points of Transformation” with the topic of TRADITION. As you prepare for worship, ask yourself the following questions: What traditions do you most value in your family, church and culture today? What is the role of tradition in helping preserve values that we hold dear? How can traditions sometimes become stumbling blocks to faith and growth? I’ve got some surprises in store for my message that I think you will enjoy as we tackle this important “tipping point issue.”
Growing churches have a culture of invitation!  Church members are excited to invite friends, neighbors, co-workers and class-mates to experience worship, fellowship, service and an environment where questions of faith can be explored.  During the month of February we are challenging every member to invite a new guest to Christ Church.  You may also think of an existing member who needs a call to say, “Hey!  How are you doing?  I’ve missed you!”  Refreshments will be served each week in February.  Please introduce your guests to a member of our Staff or Church Council.
Last week I attended the Harvest Evangelism Leadership Summit in San Jose, CA, with Ed Silvoso and about 150 partners in transformation from around the world serving in the church, business, education and government. I am always inspired by the testimonies, teaching and personal conversations that take place throughout the week. I was reminded again that God’s Spirit is “on the move” changing lives in places as diverse as Uganda, Thailand, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Hong Kong, England and Indonesia.
I spent several hours counseling and encouraging a courageous young African American pastor from Detroit named Aramis Hinds. He is developing a Transformation Church in a tough but hopeful part of this bankrupt, orphaned city and has asked me to mentor him forward. I have invited Pastor Aramis and his wife Roseanna to come and stay in our home and meet our Christ Church family and community sometime soon.
My son, Matt Pagh, gave an impacting presentation as part of the Entrepreneur’s Institute (a business sub-group of the International Transformation Network) called “Great Commission Commissions.” It holds the potential to develop a significant income stream for global transformation and was very well received.
The Truth Project, a 9-week Sunday night class starts at Christ Church on February 9 at 6:00 p.m. Check the website at to learn more. Take my word…you will be so blessed!
Enjoy the snow and the cold! Spring is coming!
Love in Jesus,
Pastor Greg Pagh

Christ ChurchOtsego, MN

P.S. – As part of Super Bowl Sunday, we will have a “super bowl” in the lobby to receive special gifts for our local food shelves, CAER and CROSS. Please give generously!


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