To Stay at your Church . . . Or Leave?

Rick Mattson Church, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Perhaps you’ve thought of leaving your church for another, but you’re not sure. It can be an agonizing decision. I’ve done it twice in my adult life — voluntarily left a church for another. Sharon and I have been at Grace Church Roseville now since 1997 and have no plans for another switch. I’d like to offer a word of …

Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Rick Mattson Devotion 4 Comments

A departure from my normal blog: I had the good sense to marry into a musical family — the Doedens, of Worthington, MN. My wife Sharon (left in the video) and two of her sisters, Linda (middle) and Brenda, sing some tight harmonies at historic Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Emmanuel is the home church of the Doedens. (The guitarist is …

Motive for Ministry in the Church

Rick Mattson Church, Devotion 0 Comments

In my last post I mentioned my difficult decision at Grace Church Roseville to leave the music ministry in order to serve in adult education (our curriculum is called “Catalysts”). The main reason (of several) for making the move is gifting. Teaching is my sweet spot. Think of your church for a moment. Do you see people serving in places …