Newsletters (for supporters & others interested in New Roots Ministry)
- September 2022—Countercultural. Refreshing?
- June 2022—Longing for Liberation and Meaning. Helped, and Now Helping.
- April 2022 What Stokes Your Spiritual Fire?
- December 2021 Be Blessed this Christ-mas Season, including by These Stories about God’s Children
- November 2021 Let’s Tell Each Other What God Has Done, and What He is Doing
- September 2021—Your Capacity is Big. Are you at 25%, 50%, 90%?
- June 2021—Required to be Useful & Helpful. “Ugghhh…”
- March 2021—Can the Church Grow, Like Amazon?
- December 2020—Being Part of Christmas….
- November 2020—Off-Balanced….is Good?
- September 2020 Blessed, to Know the Rest of the Story
- June 2020 What is Your Vantage Point?
- March 2020 Confused? Just Love.
- December 2019 Advent is a Time of Hope, for ALL
- November 2019 Pastor, Tell Her Truth!
- August 2019 Longing for the Old Days.?
- June 2019 Mutual Missions worth considering
- March 2019 I Will Have Some of What They are Having
- December 2018 Your Response to Our Saviors Call is Noted
- November 2018 newsletter Many of Our FaithForefathers Were Refugees
- September 2018 newsletter But What Would Jesus Do
- June 2018 newsletter—Positive Impacters
- November 2017 newsletter—Ignorance a Good Thing
- Fall 2016 — “Growth in Understanding“
Newsletters (for practical ministry application) sent to Pastors of Congregations with mostly new Americans
- September 2022—Discipleship is Often the Missing Piece
- May 2022—Practical Tools for Pastors
- January 2022 They Stopped Using Dutch and the King James Version. Why?
- September 2021—God and Jesus Rested.
- May 2021 Required to be Useful & Helpful
- December 2020—Being Part of Christmas…(as Pastors of your congregations)
- September 2020 Let Me Know How I Can Help.
- June 2020 A New Normal
- January 2020 Back to the Basics, Gospel Conversations
- September 2019 Sibling Rivalry
- April 2019 Does the Word Programs get you excited, or tired
- January 2019 Newsletter Becoming Too Americanized
- October 2018 Newsletter I Consider You Like Abraham Moses Ruth
- August 2018 Newsletter Teammates on the Winning Team
- April 2018 Newsletter Religious Nones are Growing How Can We Reach Them
- January 2018 Newsletter Ignorance a Good Thing
- November 2017–How Can New Roots Ministry be Most Helpful to You
- Mentor Relationships September 2017
- Two Ways to Care for Yourself
- “Relevant and Seeker-Sensitive“
- “Relationships Among Congregations Among the same Ethnicity and Those of different Ethnicities“
- “Education Opportunities“
- “Islam & Christianity Comparison” (–>This concise paper was written as a helpful response to what is quite often said—“We all believe the same thing.” Out of respect to the different faiths and their adherents, while there are some similarities, there are major differences, too.)
- Facts, Teachings, and Observations of Islam
Please click this link to watch this interview (14 minutes): https://vimeo.com/663342474 —- Relationship of Pastor Mikumba Alimasi, church leader Matendo, and Pastor Jim Rutherford. The Body of Christ Church (people who are mostly originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo) meets in the facility of Oak Hills Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Please click this link to watch a video of the All Nations City Church (ANCC) Reunion-event in October 2021: https://vimeo.com/671188900. The video is almost 2 hours long, but full of pieces & snippets of strong giftedness, inspirational talks, and serious testimony.
Please click this YouTube link to watch this interview (10 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-lRVGuguRg&t=1s —- Relationship of Pastor Samuel Gayetaye’s congregation (Liberian) and Pastor Rich Merkouris’ congregation (American style).
Please click this YouTube link to watch this interview (6 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=IYPAcYwYJnk —- Fred’s interview with Samuel. “Samuel, What Makes You Tick?”