cycling, Mountain biking


To date I have had two dozen physical therapy sessions for a broken ankle.

My PT is a guy named Thadd. He has been an excellent help to get me back into action sooner than If I would have left the ankle alone.

The biggest challenge seems to be range of motion and strength to lift and manuver.

I am really thankful for my new best friend Thadd.


I am back to about 80% on my mountain bike. Still on platform peddles.


AOL – (Acts Of Love) reaching, teaching, touching.

During these times of economic meltdowns, it could be so easy to feel bad or become discouraged.

I found out today that there is a way to fight the blues.

It’s called giving!

Wow, it is true…. “it is much more blessed to give than to receive.”

Here are a few photos of today’s launch of our food and clothing ministry.


The team prepares to serve.


I love this picture of our seniors serving.


A turkey giving out turkeys


Brenda welcomes a mother and daughter.


The AOL ministry is just beginning.

Really looking forward to AOL being expanded to other areas like:

AOL to prisons

AOL to the homeless (mobile bakery)

AOL to the planet (recycling ministry)

I will update on this blog s to our progress.



On Thursday morning we start up our new food bank ministry to needy families.


I’m really looking forward to helping serve families in our community  and watching God bless them through our hands.


 Christ has called us to begin at home with the message of His love. As Christians, we can fulfill that call personally, in small groups, and as a church. As you look for areas to begin practicing Acts Of Love (AOL), consider starting in your neighborhood and/or apartment complex. This will involve you or your small group intentionally surveying your area and developing AOL steps. 

Jesus said “the Kingdom of God is at hand“…I think what he was trying tell us is that the Kingdom of God is not just in another country but in reality it is just a hands length away from each one of us.

The Kingdom of God is at the end of each of our hands.



Last night we had our Let’s Get Legit part two session at Embry-Riddle University here in Prescott.

What a great conversation and dialog around questions of divinity and God.

Here is a picture of our panel and below are the questions students submitted for the panel to discuss.



1. Is God the same for every religion? If not, what are some of the differences between the major ones? (Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism..)

2. Is it ok to try out or experiment with different religions?

3. My parents are very religious..I feel like that have taught me to be that way…but I feel like my thoughts and opinions conflict with their beliefs…do I have to go to the same church as them?

4. How do we know that the Bible is real and true?

5. What are the differences between evolutionism and creationism. How do these support the Bible, or do they?

6. Who created God?

7. God created everything. So, if He did, that means that He created all of the religions in the world, right?

I really love being able to be legitimately authentic on the university campus… the interaction with the students is amazing.

Our next session will be in the late winter or early spring.

We will be showing the movie “expelled” at ERAU in the next month.


cycling, Mountain biking


I am in week 21 since my right ankle was broken on trail 396 here in Prescott and wanted to give a short update as to the progress thus far.

On a Saturday June 28th at 9:00 in the morning life changed for me. So last Saturday I wanted to do a victory lap back on the same trail that taught me some lessons as well as changed my entire summer.

This is a photo of the group that road with me this past Saturday.


In all we ended up with 12 riders by the end of the 10 mile trip.

It is great to be back on the trails again with friends.

I started into my 21st physical therapy session this morning. My physical terrorist says my progress is much improved.

Ministry, what I am working on right now


Really looking forward to delivering this message this Sunday to the church on volunteerism.


There is an interesting story about he Six Day War – Syria Occupied the Golan Heights that is situated up on a mountain that looks down over the sea of Galilee and the Syrians could just look down and pick the Israelis off with ease. up until the six day war ….

Israel is a nation of citizen soldiers. Every able-bodied man and woman must complete three years of full-time military service, after which time they become reservists serving one month a year in the military until age 50. In a country of only six million or so, it is an enormous drain on the economy each time a reservist is called up from the private sector to serve in the military. At the beginning of Israel’s military incursion into the West Bank two months ago, 20,000 reservists were called up. In the U.S., that is the equivalent of almost 1,100,000 being called. If a few hundred noncombatant volunteers can do the work of a few hundred reservists, the country has a lot to gain economically.

In the nation of Israel and in its history …they have an amazing track record of winning wars

In the time of war every villager is a volunteer…in a time of war ….every able bodied man up to the age of 55 is inlisted in Israel’s army.

Everyone is inlisted…everyone is involved …..They have a volunteer spirit.

We need to have the same mentality in the church …every member is a minister

Every body fights in the battle….every person is a passionate patriot!

This week we open up our food bank ministry to the community and tonight we introduce to our college group our servant evangelism strategy.

Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; – Psalm 110:3

Books I'm Reading


Just thought I would share a great book I’m reading right now.



Denzel Washington tapped into an impressive collection of contributors for this book, including Presidents Clinton and Carter, Baseball Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Yogi Berra, NBA Coach Phil Jackson, American Idol Ruben Studdard, Muhammad Ali, to name a few. The idea behind the book was to have each person share a refection about a mentor who meant a lot to them.

“That’s the underlying message in these pages, that you can draw a line from every great success back to some rock-solid foundation. A parent. A teacher. A coach. A role model. It all starts somewhere.

And for me, that somewhere is with God.” – Denzel Washington

marriage, Ministry, what I am working on right now



Marriage matters small group lastnight was especially great with a 52 inch screen watching Arizona’s Cardinals barely pull it off in HD.

WOW close one.

A student at Central Bible College had an assignment this past week and ask me to help him with it.

Here is his email to me.

Pastor Lummer, I am having to write a paper on how to have an effective ministry for married couples. Not only that, but I would like to gain some insight on the importance of having such a ministry and the pros/cons of having one.

I sent him our MARRIAGE MATTERS purpose statement and wanted to share it with you on this post.

Purpose. Marriage Ministry at Prescott First Assembly of God

This ministry lives to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit in obedience to the great commission of our Lord.
Objectives. The objectives of this organization shall include, but not be limited to the following:

Promoting God’s plan for marriage through teaching married couples what the Scriptures teach concerning Christian marriage;

Helping individuals to come to a personal, saving knowledge of and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, “teaching them to observe all things” that Christ commanded;

Betterment of marital and family communications;

Encouragement of couples and families to work toward the ideal in relationships set forth in the Holy Scripture;

Fostering of fellowship, witness, and deep interpersonal sharing in relationships as described in the New Testament;

Providing tools to couples and families for improving their relationship with each other and with God in Christ Jesus;

Gather into fellowship those who will respond and to nurture them.

The Final Test. Does this ministry to married couples work? does it give them a perspective in how life should and  can be lived in obedience to the Holy Spirit while still having a great time doing it.

Marriage is to be a blessing to God’s people, not a burden.




2008 has brought many changes for Brenda and I.

I realized another one on this Monday morning just before leaving for the office.

It is a term I had heard of but not really experienced.

The term “EMPTY NEST” is a reality for us.

Here is a short list of things I have observed when it comes to the nest being empty.

“Top Ten Best Things About an Empty Nest”.

They are:

A weeks worth of garbage fits in a cute little bag.

Finding a parking spot in the driveway is easier.

Backing out of your driveway no longer requires a stunt driver.

Cereal boxes in the pantry contain cereal.

A gallon of milk lasts a week instead of a day.

Restaurant take-home-boxes are still in the fridge the next day.

If you fall asleep watching TV, the same channel is still on when you wake up

The cordless phone is in its cradle and charged.

The TV remote control is where you left it.

Clothing is once again optional inside the house.

Brenda and I were discussing the years of raising two awesome kids last night and how it is really does take a lot of effort to do it right.

We are really blessed and proud to have two amazing adult children that are welcome and encouraged to hang with us anytime they want.

But please give me a heads up some I can hide the remote.

 Everyday Bren and I pray Philippians 1:3 over our kidos.

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you .”




This Sunday we start our new series called; SHINE IN 09′.


I love the passage of scriture in Psalm 110:3 that says, “Your people shal be volunteers in the day of your power.”

This will be a five week series on investing our lives in the church, the community and the world God has placed us.

One thing I know is that there is no way you can serve God in neutral.

The great thing about serving is that it forces us to get out of neutral and gets us to start living for God at our maximum potential. 

Serving is not necessarily about what we DO, but its more about what serviing DOES  to us.

Serving makes a better world and developes us into better people of faith.