About Encouraging Words
Encouraging Words is the result of daily ministry life—my meager attempt to share ideas, experiences, and resources that may edify Christian friends and leaders. On this blog you will find a variety of articles, biblical principles, and ideas relating to spiritual leadership, ministry, and family life. You will also read of resources, books, and tools that might prove useful in life or ministry. Every now and then you’ll find a topic a bit more random, but hopefully helpful.
I’m the first to admit, I’m no expert. I’m just a guy who loves the Lord and loves learning. And this is where I share what I’m learning.
Feel free to add your ideas or thoughts. I and other readers appreciate your input!
About the Schmidts
The Lord has given me the privilege to be the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT—a church that is experiencing a revitalizing work of God in New England’s quiet Christian revival! I’m thankful to serve the Lord with my wife, Dana, and three children—Lance, 22, Larry, 19, and Haylee, 13. We enjoy serving the Lord, spending time together, and taking family vacations!
Prior to our call to Connecticut, God allowed us to serve as an associate pastor for 22 years at Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, California.
A part of my passion for ministry is to encourage others through writing, and would love to know if something you find here touches your heart.
Recently the Lord led me through a battle with cancer—Hodgkins Lymphoma. As you might imagine, we’ve learned a lot on that journey and tried to glorify God and encourage others through it. Thankfully, my last scan was clear of cancer. Most of that journey you can read about here: hodgkins.caryschmidt.com or in the book “Off Script” available at www.strivingtogether.com.
For more information about my books, you can find them all at www.strivingtogether.com
Let me know how I can serve you! Feel free to use the contact form below!
Email: [email protected]
Emmanuel Baptist Church
296 New Britain Avenue
Newington CT 06111