Whether you're a church or Christian organization looking to celebrate a special worship service, seasonal mid week worship concerts or building an event to serve your community, or looking for Christian music and inspiration for your every day life; this music and speaking ministry exists to partner with Christians as they seek to breathe the hope and joy of Christ into the lives of those they serve.

Inspired to Share the Hope and Joy of Christ

One of the ways to translate the word inspire is to "Breathe Into".  I love that picture because for many of us, it feels like we're always out of breath or we lack the energy to live life with a sense of joy and purpose.  For all of us, we know what it means to feel tired and worn out.  We strive to find some sense of peace in the face of violence and hope in the face of the constant barrage of negative news, often driving people to find ways to numb the frustration and anxiety.

And yet, the God of the bible is in the business of breathing life into the dead and dying spaces of our lives. It is what the Christian celebrates in the cross of Christ and what the truth of the Resurrection brings.  You were made for a complete relationship with the God who loves you, who longs to hold you, to save you not just for a few good years on earth, but for all time.  And not just you, but all people and he wants to inspire you to bring that life to others.  

There is no promise that it will be easy, in fact usually the opposite, that life in this world will be a struggle. But in this Easter season we are reminded that Jesus picked up "the cross" for the JOY that was set before him.  The joy to call you his son, his daughter, for all time.   A Peace and Hope and Joy that circumstance cannot take away and the realization that you can LIVE forever with and through him.  That means that your life matters, your circumstances matter, your future matters... because your eternity matters.  And not just yours, but the lives of the people you know.  He now hands the baton to you and says "for the joy set before YOU, will you pick up your cross, will you allow me to use your weaknesses and your wounds, your scars and your triumphs - to point people to Jesus?  That they may know the hope and peace and joy that you have for all time?

To Jesus alone be the Glory, and to you and me, may there be joy, peace and above all, a Hope that endures!  -  Mike

Since 2007, Mike’s heart has beat for the spiritual wellbeing of young adults and the sustainability of the local church.  With a ministry anchored in the stories of God’s faithfulness and pursing what Jesus called “Life to the Full”, Mike’s focus has increasingly been to encourage the local church through what he calls “Accessible Worship” and by helping build up the “The Family Church”.   His music and the stories around the songs are rich with biblical texts and Gospel hope and an encouragement and inspiration to those who come.  Working with the leadership of his home congregation at St. Paul’s Muskego, Mike was recently part of a team that developed a comprehensive sermon series and set of resources to help people of all ages and stations of life recommit to the strengthening of spiritual, biological and functional Family Church that we are all a part of.  

A meteorologist, young adult ministry leader and Christian artist from Milwaukee, WI, Mike is also a worship leader and member of the ministry team at St. Paul's Muskego.  He married his wife Melissa in 1997 and together have three children. 


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