connecting urban folk

to authentic relationships

with people and God through

 an embracing community




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Short North House Church

Sunday Night at 6pm

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Mt. Pleasant House Church

Thursday Night at 6pm

Just south of 2nd Ave.

Call Mike for more details (314.6350) or email him at


17th Avenue House Church

Tuesday Night at 8:00pm

On E. 17th Ave

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thequest family,


It was quite a celebration on Sunday as we had the opportunity to be with our sending church, the East Side Grace Brethren Church,

as they commissioned John and Kate to be fully engaged in thequest. It was a beautiful time to be together with our spiritual family.


They were encouraged by what God is doing in and through us. We were encouraged by receiving a couple that God has specially called to out  


In addition, it was a time that celebrated two bigger things:


1) the mission of our major urban centers in North America.  See John and Kate were sent about 2 years ago to London--the real one in England :).  It was important that they were sent to our fair city as well. came to the front.


2) the embracing of multiple models/styles to reach people.  East Side has been so generous and gracious in resourcing thequest even though we are doing church in a totally different way.  It is beautiful for the embracing and celebrating such diversity.


Check out our blog for more pictures of this special time.  And drop an email to John or Kate to welcome them to the family and celebrate this commissioning with them!


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Sundays at 10:30am @ the Library in 2nd Ave School, 68 E. Second Ave.


July 3   What does the Bible say about Communion? // Mike Jentes


July 10  What does the Bible say about Conflict Resolution? // Mike Jentes


July 17  What does the Bible say about Knowing Jesus? // Mike Jentes



Want the notes from the last few sessions?   Click on the title for a copy of the notes as a PDF (Acrobat Reader)


May 22  Solitude Sunday // Mike Jentes


June 12  What the Bible Says about Baptism    // Mike Jentes


June 19  Blessed to be a the NATIONS //  Larry Totzke






GOOD NEWS Assembly

Sunday July 17th


2nd Ave. Elementary School  ( 68 E. 2nd Ave  Map)

We'll have a time of reunion...getting to see everyone again. Special guest Richard Jordan will be leading us in worship.  We'll share a pot-luck supper starting at 5pm. thequest will provide tableservice and drinks. Contact Mindi about the coordination of food items to bring



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Genesis to Jesus 

Discovering the story of Jesus from the Beginning

Sundays @ 6pm

Seven Sessions

Meeting on Third Avenue


RED, WHITE & BOOM invitation

friday night july 1st.

You are all invited to come to the Ward residence to watch Red, White and Boom. We will meet here at 7:00 and have a cook out, bring your own meat and something to share...bring blankets and chairs, we will watch the fireworks across the street from our place. Our address is 386 West 1st Ave, brick building on the right coming from Neal Ave.

Call (506-9118) or e-mail with questions ( or to let us know you can come, hope to see you all there!




Check out our blog for a little report on DRIVEN




ORGANIC Church Planters GREENHOUSE Gathering

Friday & Saturday, July 8-9

Our seventh monthly gathering. Friday night at the Caldwell's and Saturday at the Godman Guild from 9am-1pm.    Contact Mike for more info:



Latest from the Plasters

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Do you need rooms painted in your home?  We do that.


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New Article


Conversations not Conversions by Ed Waken. An article that empowers ordinary folks to jump into the great joy of evangelism. (From Kurt Miller's newsletter > Essential Evangelists )



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At DRIVEN we had a Prayer can sorta experience it online here:


Chef Barna's State of the Church: 2005


Radiant Singleness--Leslie Ludy

"Krissy is not just content in her singleness...she is radiant in her singleness. Not that she is just tickled pink about being single. But she sees this season of her life as nothing less than a precious gift from God...." 


How's Your Swing? --by Leonard Sweet


Leadership in Organic Church Planting Movements- sponsored by CMA Resources 

Mike Jentes took some notes and posted them here (PDF)



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