Top of the Hill Ministry
God has given the church you attend a unique responsibility. The majority of Christians are well acquainted with Matthew 18. Not all know how to implement that passage into their everyday life.
This should surprise no one. On the very night Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper the disciples found themselves in conflict. They were arguing over who was the greatest (Luke 22:24). It wasn’t the first time. It wouldn’t be the last. It continues to this day.
Conflict is a reality of life. Yet, I believe that as reconciled children of God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we are called to respond to conflict in remarkably different ways than the world deals with conflict.
Many churches are hesitant to intervene in their member’s disputes. Church leaders fear offending members. Add to this the fact that many Americans believe their church has no business even looking at the personal lives of members.
To help local churches carry out their God given responsibility I’ve established the Top of the Hill Ministry. My name is Roger Reckling. After decades in the parish ministry and comprehensive training by Ambassadors of Reconciliation, I’m spending my retirement time providing Bible Based help for fellow Christians caught in conflict crises. I serve as a coach and mediator, in marriage, neighborhood, family or business related crises. I’d be happy to work with you.
Please understand, reconciliation is not easy. Conflict resolution is hard work. As we follow Jesus, walk the way He leads. There are times when barriers are thrown up in front of us. The path can be rocky. It’s not smooth. But it’s worth it. We walk with Jesus at our side. He gives us assurance. He provides comfort. We trust Him as we move forward one step at a time.
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Consecrated Stewards, founded upon a Lutheran understanding of biblical stewardship, helps awaken a Spirit-led desire to make a free and joyous response to the grace of God in Jesus Christ. It’s easy to use and can be used any time of the year. In addition to a general increased response to the grace of God, it typically results in a 10% to 35% increase in annual offering commitments.
Trained Guest Leaders, like myself, are available in your area to provide a customized design, team training and ongoing support. Consecrated Stewards is a program of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund. If you cannot find contact information let me know. I’d be happy to help.
Esther has been my help meet as I’ve served congregations in Southern Illinois, Texas, Michigan, and North Carolina. We currently live in Lake Wylie South Carolina. On the other side of the lake is Charlotte, North Carolina.
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