Neighborhood Outreaches in Wyoming Michigan

I remember reading an article referencing a thought from the mayor of a Midwestern city.  The majority of the issues that our community is facing would be illuminated or drastically reduced if we could just figure out how to become a community of great neighbors. Relationships are more effective than programs because they are organic and ongoing.  It is simply obeying the second great commandment.

Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is the great commandment in the Law? (37) Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (40) On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

As we engage in our mandate to be “God’s family of disciples together on His mission” we need to have a shared desire to become great neighbors.  God sets His family in the middle of society to be the “salt of the earth, the light of the world, a city set on a hill” (Mt 5:13-14).   Engaging our neighbors is important in this process.   

Newhall Christian Fellowship in Wyoming Michigan recently hosted a neighborhood garage sale.  It helped them get into the neighborhood around their church building to meet and serve their neighbors.  It also lead to a follow up block part in Mike Young’s neighborhood.   Here is their account of what happened.


Origins of our Salt and Light/C2C Family

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Finding Family Among C2C

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Our motto for both Salt and Light and our C2C family is “God’s family together on God’s mission.”  Family is the foundation and launching pad for all we do.  In Jesus’ last prayer on earth (John 17) He prayed three times that His people would walk with, and in the same family life of the […]

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Great Example of Missions and Evangelism that is Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time

Our motto which encompasses God’s design for His people is “God’s family together on God’s mission.”  We are to be a missionary family!  Both before and after Jesus rose from the dead He reveals this in our commission to be sent into the world (Joh 17:18, Joh 20:21).  Missions and evangelism isn’t a program or area of […]

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C2C Medical Missions in the Philippines

In April several from our C2C family went on a Youth Conference/Medical Missions trip to the Philippines.  Bobby and Noemi Pino along with Tom and Rita Hutchens lead a Bible college and church with multiple outreaches/churches.  Part of our C2C family from three different locations came together to form the team.   Jerry and Joe Burbee, […]

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Tom and Doug speaking at the International Leader’s Conference

During the first part of April Tom Bedford and Doug Kreighbaum  spoke during the corporate sessions of the Salt and Light International Leadership Conference near London England.  The main leaders in the Salt and Light Family gathered (24 nations gathered).  There were 10 corporate sessions that are available for free online at  

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Theological Training Weekend #2

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Theological Training Weekend #2 is fast approaching in April.  I think all who attended the last one in person or online saw the tremendous benefit.  For anyone who handles God’s word as “a workman” this training is a must!  2Ti 2:15  Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not […]

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Expansion in Rochester MN

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When Jesus walked on this earth He was the “fullness of the Godhead in bodily form” (Col 2:9).  He demonstrated what God was like and showed us patterns of how He intended His people to operate as He began to build His church to engage His mission (Mt 16:16-18).  One thing He clearly did was […]

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Congratulations Heartland!


    CELEBRATING ACCREDITATION In February, Heartland Christian College was granted initial accreditation through the Association for Biblical Higher Education! This has been many years in the making, and we are so thankful for our staff and faculty, board, students, and all those that stood beside us praying and encouraging us on in this process. Receiving […]

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Prophetic Conference and Training in Raleigh NC

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Part II of the Prophetic Conference and Training will be held in Raleigh NC on February 5-7th.  You can register online at

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