FCEMF – January 2018 Meeting

Open Letter/Invitation to Pastoral Leaders of the Valley Body of Christ:

Blessed Christ-mas to you all!! Each of you is so appreciated, valued and important to what our Lord wants to do in our Valley! We’re praying you are affirmed in this by our Lord and his people during this season!

Of course this Advent is mixed with sorrow by the recent passing of our dear respected brother Bill Lenz. He, his family and Christ the Rock won’t be far from our thoughts and prayers throughout!

Bill’s death was unexpected and a shock to us all. It leaves a deep wound in the Valley that will require much prayer and support for our brothers and sisters at Christ the Rock. However, we know that whatever the evil one means for evil, our Lord always turns toward His greater good as we trust and wait upon Him. We don’t mourn as those who have no hope (I Thess. 4:13).

Believing this to be true, we’re asking all of us on the FCEMF mailing list- especially all our Senior Pastoral Leadership- to prioritize attending our next monthly meeting on January 2, from 11:30-12:45 at Grace Christian Fellowship (340 E. Lindbergh St. Appleton). The reason would be to dialogue and pray around a single question that we ask all of us to place before the Holy Spirit during this Advent Season:

Lord, in light of the tragedy of Bill’s death, what do you sense God is saying to us?

At our last meeting several of us mentioned how stunned we were at the news, and we shared how vulnerable we all feel. We joined together at Bill’s funeral on Sunday, celebrated his life and responded to the call to stand together for Jesus. What will this look like in the months and years to come? We believe if we all come together having each prayerfully presented this question to Jesus and listening and anticipating His answer, we’ll have some significant things to talk about and pray over on January 2nd!

Will you join us?

Please RSVP to Becky Deuel if you would like to attend.


Paul Cameron, 2018 FCEMF President

Steve Nickel, Senior Pastor Representative

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FCEMF – Notice of December Meeting

Greetings –

Our December FCEMF meeting will be:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fox Valley Christian Fellowship

1200 W Kimberly Avenue

Kimberly, WI 54136


11:30 Fellowship

11:45 Lunch

12:00 Devotion and Prayer

12:45 End

This meeting will also include nominations and election of FCEMF officers for 2018.

Attached is the host schedule for 2018. Please let me know when you want to host a meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you next week.



FCEMF – November Meeting Minutes

Greetings –

Attached, please find the minutes from yesterday’s meeting, along with information about some upcoming events.

Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting.


November 8-11 – Prayer Summit, Green Lake Conference Center

November 13 – The First 20 Years of Diversity and Inclusion in the City of Appleton

November 18 – City-Wide Prayer, Grace Christian Fellowship

December 5 – FCEMF Meeting, Fox Valley Christian Fellowship, Kimberly

January 25, 2018 – Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People Worship

February 19-22 – Pastor’s Prayer Summit, Green Lake Conference Center

February 18 – March 11 – Help for the Homeless Campaign

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Meeting Minutes.pdf

Appleton Diversity ad Inclusion.pdf

FCEMF – Notification of the November Meeting

Good Morning –

Our next FCEMF meeting will be:

Tuesday November 7, 2017

The Mission Church

314 Appleton Street

Appleton WI 54911


Please park in the rear parking lot at the corner of Harris and Oneida.

The parking lot across the street is permitted parking.

11:30 Fellowship

11:45 Lunch

12:00ish Devotion and Prayer

12;45 End

Please note that the location has changed from the original list.

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FCEMF – September Meeting Minutes

Good Afternoon –

Attached are the minutes from the FCEMF meeting yesterday, along with information about the upcoming events.

Serving Him Together –



September 16 – Over the Edge for His House, Oshkosh

September 18 – Chip In For Life, Ridgeway Country Club

October 3 – FCEMF – Rawhide, New London

October 13-14 – Dr. Dan Allender seminar on “Story” Conference, Christ the Rock

FCEMF Meeting Minutes.docx

Chip In For Life.pdf

ToBeTold flier – half page pdf .pdf


Good Evening –

Something has come up that requires a change of venue for our September meeting.

As a result, we will be meeting at:

Grace Christian Fellowship

340 E Lindbergh Street

Appleton, WI 54911

11:30 Fellowship

11:45 Lunch

12:00 Devotion and prayer

12:45 Meeting ends

Looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow –


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FCEMF – From Steve Bell:  A Short Video Message from Craig Groeschel

I’d like to invite pastors and ministry leaders from the Fox Valley to experience the Global Leadership Summit for the first time. If you have never experienced this event; please take a moment to listen to this message from Pastor Craig Groeschel from Life Church in OK then contact me at joellens and I would like to give you the opportunity to join us on August 10 and 11

at this event hosted by Pathways Church.

Serving the Kingdom,

Jo Ellen Schwandt

Community Outreach Pastor

Pathways Church


Welcome, Debbie! Empowering leaders lift people up and create a culture of shared responsibility. As you continue developing and improving your leadership, we thought you might enjoy this article on our blog by John Maxwell.

Hi Jo Ellen,
Pathways Church, Site # 1

Imagine if everyone in your congregation was on the same page…centered around common language, inspired with new ideas, and motivated to make a difference… now, expand that vision to your entire community.

You still have 7 weeks to extend Summit invitations and make that dream a reality.

Appreciate you immensely!

Steve Bell—for the Summit Team
Executive Vice President
Events, Church Relations, Publishing
Willow Creek Association

Leadership is Influence

67 E Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL
To access up-to-date Summit information, create your account as the Summit Point Leader on Summit Central, willowcreek.com/scsignup with the activation code “iamironman”
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