Posts by Ryan Lenerz

Posts by Ryan Lenerz

A Long Road Together

For many teenagers, learning to drive and getting your first car is a turning point in your transition to independence. But for some youth, the journey is not so easy. Because of busy parent schedules and insurance issues or not having access to a car, some youth struggle to move towards reaching that important milestone of obtaining a license. Here’s where one incredible (and patient) youth worker took the opportunity to step in and help a youth reach that milestone.…
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Are you the Neighbor?

This past Sunday we looked at our text from the perspective of the widow in need. But what if God wants you to be part of the solution?
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Pink Day

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep27 – Bread of Life, the Know-it-All, and a Father at Work
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The Johns

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep26 – Dead Faith, Midnight Confessions, and the Johns
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On a Somber Note

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep20 – Old Testament Shout Outs, Flames of Hell, Where’s the Levity?
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On Location for Beach Week

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep17 – Filming Beach Week on location, Paul throws some shade, elders lead, and Mark’s off to the races.
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Snowball Effect

Exactly one year ago, a group of 12 key leaders from Ashworth spent a long weekend together strategizing about who we were as a church and where we wanted to go in the future.  We reviewed the long and proud history of Ashworth, we identified our strengths and weaknesses, and we dreamed about how we might reach more of our community with the saving message of Jesus. At the end of the process, we created three teams to tackle the…
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Is the Bible Boring?

As a pastor, I shouldn’t be admitting this, but yes, the Bible is boring in some parts. On January 1, I began a reading plan to read through the Bible in a year. That means over the past 3 months I have read countless boring parts: genealogies, numerous censuses (or is it censii?), hundreds of verses of odd rules and regulations, and various boundary markers and travel routes. It’s at this point in trying to read the Bible that many…