When Mike Moser came to Redwood Falls in September 2004, he believed he was answering the call of God.
He had never been to Redwood Falls before, but felt strongly he was being led to move in to Minnesota from his more southern roots.
“God led us here,” said Moser, who came as the youth and outreach minister at Cornerstone Church in Redwood Falls. “We had no connection to the area, but felt we were supposed to be here.”
So, after applying for the position at the church, interviewing with church leadership and accepting the position, Moser and his family headed north from his role in youth ministry in Council Bluffs.
Now, Moser is feeling another call, and he believes this one is also God initiated.
As of the end of the year the Moser family is going to be heading to Nebraska.
Mike has been serving as the senior pastor at Cornerstone Church since July 2006.
“I never planned to go into ministry at all,” Moser admitted. “It was a God thing.”
Mike believes it is a God thing once again that is leading the family south to Columbus, Neb. where they are going to be helping to start a new church from the ground up.
Moser said for the past three years the idea of working in church planting has been running through his mind, adding it started when he attended a conference that focused on the idea of church planting.
What he did not know at the time was there were others at that same conference he would connect with as he began the process of preparing for this new ministry.
Moser said he had a recurring dream about starting a church for some time, but for much of that time things did not fall into place. That is not the case with what the family is going to be taking on in January. He believes God is in it.
Moser said he feels good about the ministry he has had in Redwood Falls. He believes the church is stronger today, adding it has a strong group of leaders and seems to be growing in a good direction.
Moser said Colum-bus is a community of about 22,000 people, and there have been some others in the city already who have been starting to plant seeds which Moser can build upon as he begins to work there.
Moser said he is also working with a church planting organization known as Nexus which has been successfully planting churches all over southern areas of the midwest.
Nebraska is going to be the farthest north Nexus is planning to develop a church.
Moser said the church is going to be called Connection Christian Church, which he said has to do with the history of the community as a transportation connection for the region, as well as to help people see the need to make a connection with God in their personal lives.
Page 2 of 2 - Moser’s last Sunday in Redwood Falls is Dec. 29. A farewell event for the family is being held Dec. 20 at the church from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Find out more on Facebook at columbus2christ.