2016 proved to be another fruitful year of ministry with opportunities to serve a wide variety of leaders, churches, denominations, and other ministries/agencies. We’re grateful and humbled by the unique assignments God entrusts to us. We continue to operate as a Non-profit Ministry Organization based out of our home office in Windsor, CO, our ordination is held with Jubilee Fellowship Church/Highlands Ranch. Below is a look at last year’s ministry activity and a peek into what the Lord has for us in 2017.
Extended Church Assignments
The first half of the year we helped Smoky Hill Vineyard/Centennial navigate through a worship leadership transition. That assignment included organizational and team building assistance, and leading worship once a month. Tom also led worship monthly at Rez Church/Loveland through June. Foundations Church/Loveland contracted Tom for the year to mentor their new worship pastor and lead worship once a month.
In 2016 we responded to a strong urgency from the Lord to lead spiritual renewal Abiding Retreats for couples within our personal and ministry network. The Abiding Retreat material was developed by Rich Case who is a business and spiritual mentor to many high level Christian CEO's and Executives. For the past nine years Rich and his wife Linda, have also had a powerful mentoring influence in our lives as we have assisted them with retreats in various parts of the USA, Canada, and Europe. The Abiding Retreat offers tremendous insight and encouragement to any believer, especially those in leadership roles. We led three retreats ourselves in 2016 - for groups of creative couples in Nashville and Breckenridge, and for a gathering of CEO couples in Glenwood Springs. We also helped Rich and Linda with retreats in Rhode Island, Quebec, and New Hampshire.
We have five Abiding Retreats scheduled so far for 2017, with plans to schedule more. The material could also make for an amazing church staff/team retreat. We’d love for you to come to one of our retreats, and/or consider having us serve one of your leadership retreats. Visit www.tomewing.net/blog/ and scroll down to "Abiding Retreats"for general retreat info.
In September, we again had the privilege to event manage and lead worship for the regional Foursquare Denomination bi-yearly Pastors Conference (400+ pastors). This major undertaking was on the shoulders of our daughter, Morgan Lucas, who serves as an administrative assistant to our ministry. She oversaw all design and development, contracting sound and media support, and was the liaison between the denomination’s leadership, the conference center staff, and our team. We put together an incredible worship band and enjoyed some wonderful moments in Gods presence. Twelve months of creating and planning culminated in an impactful three-day event for these Kingdom leaders.
Other 2016 Ministry Highlights
Other awesome ministry endeavors this year included:
- Directing a Worship Workshop Weekend, Harvest Church/Laramie, WY
- Teaching at the Mt Church Worship Conference/McLeod, MT
- Consulting and mentoring opportunities with several pastors, worship leaders
and worship teams
- Worship Leading:
- Genesis Project/Ft Collins, CO
- Woodmen Valley/Co Spgs, CO
- w/Shepherds View Band/St Pete, FL
- 1st Pres Church/Tampa, FL
- College Heights Baptist/Casper, WY
- Camp Mt Glory/Larkspur, CO
- Centerpoint Church/Erie, CO
- Greenwood Community Church/Greenwood Village, CO
- WoodsieStock Music Festival/Holderness, NH
- Foundry Church/Castle Pines, CO
- LifeBridge Church/Longmont, CO
- His Mansion Ministries/Hillsborough, NH
Encounter Worship Book
Tom has been working intermittently on his first book, Encounter Worship. He finished the rough draft in July and is working his way through first edit as we have openings in our schedule. He hopes to finish the book in 2017 and create an on-line Encounter Worship course for worship pastors and church service planners.
2017 Peru Missions Trip
We are excited to be hosting a Missions Trip in partnership with Studio Be Salon/Ft Collins to the nation of Peru. We’ll be working with The Lost Children of Peru – https://lostchildren.org - a ministry founded by former Ft Collins businessman, Larry Goode. Larry’s organization serves several impoverished communities in Peru and provides supplemental assistance to state run orphanages. Our work will primarily take place in the communities of Comas and Cusco. Our service will include feeding the poor, spending time with orphans and giving them haircuts, and assisting and blessing single mothers.
Prayers and Partnership
Thank you for your prayers as we enter another year of ministry. It’s important to us that we offer our time and gifts according to how God directs. We also invite you to ask the Lord if He would have you partner with us this year in a financial way. We are hoping to increase our monthly partnership-giving base to support the added costs of hosting Abiding Retreats. We are also looking to raise $4000 to supplement our Peru Missions Trip expenses. To make a one-time donation or join us as a monthly giving partner visit: http://www.tomewing.net/donate/.
Thank you for believing in us and loving us – your partnership and encouragement fuels our faith to serve Him all the more!
Grace To You!
Tom and Susanne Ewing
Tom Ewing Ministries, Inc