To really understand POG, you have to understand how important God's love is to those of us who have come home to Him. We want everything we do and everything we're becoming to be motivated by the personal, lavish and amazing grace God pours out daily. We hope that everyone who calls POG home will experience something far greater than friends, the joy of serving or reassurance of divine help. We pray that every one who comes through the door discovers the greatest truth of all--that is the love of God poured out extravagantly through Jesus Christ into the hearts of anyone who will receive it.
Yes, we know the words you just read are so grandiose they may just sound like religious jargon. They aren't. His love is so great that it's hard to find words big enough to describe it. You really have to experience it.
A note from Mickey
Alright, here's the formal stuff first...I graduated Wheaton College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary with a M .Div. in Pastoral Ministry. During high school and college, I was exposed to a phenomenal church in the Chicago area called Willow Creek. In fact, my wife, Diane, and her family came to know Jesus Christ personally as a result of this ministry.
Before we felt led to Madison to start Point of Grace, I was the youth pastor of First Assembly of God in Waupaca, Wisconsin and enjoyed a very warm and fruitful ministry there. The Wisconsin and Northern Michigan District of the Assemblies of God has provided great training, support, and accountability for POG.
If you are considering being a part of Point of Grace, the most important thing you should know about me concerns my relationship with Christ. Although I was privileged to grow up in a Christian home, I strayed from God during my high school days. He graciously disciplined me and brought me back to himself. In the process, I developed a pretty legalistic and rigid view of God. It was the fall of 1987 when I first came to understand his amazing goodness and grace. I'll spare you the details here but I'd love to talk about it if you ask! Let me just say that I came to realize what a huge difference there is between being religious and having a genuine, intimate, faith-filled relationship with God. Such a friendship with him is possible and absolutely life changing.
Besides a passion for the Church, I love my wife, Diane, and our three kids: Brandon, Colton & Kailey. I also enjoy sports, history and eating. So if you ever want to talk about the Packers, kids or the Civil War over fast food, I'm game.
Thanks for reading.