Mike Bergman

28 June by Mike Bergman

A “Pray as You Go” Challenge


A weekish or so ago, I wrote some thoughts on some recent time spent in 1 Timothy and in particular 2:1-8. By far, my thinking on the passage has not subsided. The other day, in fact, 2:1 drew my mind in further. One translation of it reads: So, then, this is my very first command: […]

26 June by Mike Bergman

What’s Your Story?


This is my article for my church’s July 2014 newsletter… Psalm 145:1-7 1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.  2 Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.  3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness […]

18 June by Mike Bergman

Leadership: or, that moment you realize you’ve been praying for the wrong thing…


I’ll admit it: I’m one of those guys that if I didn’t believe so strongly in gathering together as a church then I could be completely content spending Sundays in nature “connecting with God”…just me and him, and the ant crawling by. Fortunately there are other days in the week to get alone into nature; […]

18 April by Mike Bergman

The forward looking hope of Good Friday and Easter (a meditation)


From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the leaders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. ~ Matthew 16:21 Anticipation. When you read through the story of the Bible, one of the things that […]

16 April by Mike Bergman

Some things I’ve learned in ten years of being a pastor…


May 8, 2014 will mark 10 years to the day that I first started pastoring a church (the tiny, almost middle of nowhere Conway Community Church near South Boston, IN—the more I reflect back, especially when it came to my preaching, the more I feel sorry for those poor congregants!). I will actually be celebrating […]

20 March by Mike Bergman

We don’t kick tables, so…


…why do we kick people? In the auditorium of my church’s main building, there is a side door in which you can enter, walk down a slightly curved aisle that cuts in front of the stage, and come to another side door to a storage room. In the midst of your journey, you pass by […]

17 March by Mike Bergman

Truth, Community, Missions: A Paradigm for Discipleship


I love Jesus’ prayer in John 17 and have ever since I first preached through it in 2006 (side question: does it seem like 2006 should be that long ago?). As Jesus prayed on behalf of all of his followers throughout the ages (17:20), his primary concern was for the glory he and the Father […]