Category Archives: Church-Planting

Sharing Christmas / Compartiendo la Navidad

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) While reading Luke 1:26-38, I noticed several key components to strengthen my spirituality. At the forefront is the interaction between Mary and the archangel Gabriel and the willingness and availability of both … Continue reading

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Seeing with the Eyes of God / Viendo con los Ojos de Dios

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) A few years ago, someone asked me about the worship style in the congregation that I was serving at the time. Then, the unavoidable question was raised: Is it Anabaptist? Ever since, … Continue reading

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Building community, helping each other / Construyendo la comunidad, ayudándose mutuamente

Building community, helping each other by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) A few days ago, I was reflecting on the narrative of Mark 2:1-12, the account of four people bringing their paralyzed friend to the feet of Jesus.. … Continue reading

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There is a need for hope and community building / Hay una necesidad de esperanza y construir una comunidad

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-based) After a couple of days of engaging in meetings, I just wanted to go home and rest. It was late at night when I landed at DFW airport when I contacted Uber … Continue reading

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Be Calm / Manteniéndose en Calma

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) Amid turbulent times, the need to remain calm and take control as much as possible is a must and a challenge. Remaining calm and gaining control will set the stage to think … Continue reading

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The Work of Your Fingers / El Obra de Sus Dedos

The Work of Your Fingers by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) It was early morning, I opened my Bible and began to read Psalm 8. I was preparing to attend both Iglesia Menonita Hispana and MennoCon 19 conventions … Continue reading

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Be the good news / Seamos las Buenas Nuevas

Be the good news      by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) “To me the key is to go out and make disciples and not just stay inside of the four walls of a church building.”  In order … Continue reading

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Turning the world upside down / Trastornando al mundo

Turning the world upside down by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) While reflecting on Acts 17, I remembered a song that emphasizes Jesus as the God of the poor and the marginalized, the God who works at the … Continue reading

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It was shocking! / ¡Fue impactante!

It was shocking! by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) As a first-generation immigrant, I find Cornelius’ experience shocking, intriguing, challenging and hopeful (Acts 10:44-46 NRSV).  It looked like a culturally and religiously shocking experience! This is how I … Continue reading

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What’s Our Message? / ¿Cuál es nuestro mensaje?

What’s Our Message?     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) In a recent conversation with some friends, we reflected on our preaching – the nature and content of the message. In addition, we asked, how are we living … Continue reading

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