Church & Para-Church

Getting to the Next Level

The church today is, in a sense, more powerful, influential, and wealthy than ever before. Our pastors are better educated, technology & media tools abound, staff & outreach capacity surpasses any time in history. Have you ever wondered why, despite this, Christianity doesn’t have an unprecedented impact or even seem to make much of a difference? Clearly, the church has yet to become a model for society, let alone reach its redemptive potential. As individuals, we are prone to become comfortably numb and even complacent.

God has uniquely formed each of us in His image, and yet this image has been marred, at minimum. His purpose in redeeming us is to make us more like Jesus. He intends to accomplish his purposes by revealing his ‘manifold wisdom’ through the church. He will ultimately restore his entire creation to become the most perfect universe.

Often, we struggle understanding God’s will for our lives while actually he has already made that clear; he has given us all we need to become all we can be ‘in him’. So why do we resist the Master Potter’s work in us and through us? Life’s inevitable challenges, difficulties and suffering can seem scary and painful; yet ironically, they are exactly what can bring genuine peace and fulfillment if we reframe our present reality with God’s perspective. Understanding and embracing the Biblical Worldview does not come naturally—but it is essential!

Christianity is more than a belief system whereby we ascend to a saving ‘knowledge’ to gain access to heaven. Faith is an action that involves surrendered obedience as God intended, apart from the patterns of this world by the power of his spirit.

Maybe you’re at a place where you and/or your church desire to get to the next level and know that’s what God would have you do — but it seems out of reach. Maybe you are going through a challenging or difficult time or know of a family member or friend who is. There are answers and resources available for you.

Biblical Peacemaking & Managing Conflict

Reframing Challenges as Opportunities for Biblical Peacemaking

Conflict emerges as one of the most significant challenges encountered in life and ministry.  It is often dreaded and viewed as an obstacle as it seems to inevitably invade our churches, homes and hearts. When viewed however as an opportunity for honoring God through biblical peacemaking, harmony can be restored to our relationships and real peace is made possible. Dr. Grawehr  is passionate about helping to leverage conflict as an opportunity for lasting change to individuals, families and congregations through the power of His Word.

Leadership Coaching & Mentoring

Dr. Mark’s background and experience uniquely equip him to help leaders and aspiring leaders get to the next level in both the workplace and church body. This includes providing personalized support, customized tools, counsel and encouragement.  His willingness and passion to come alongside and assist them to become all they can be in Christ is apparent.

Care Giving Ministry

Dr. Mark Grawehr has quite a story of the master potter’s molding and shaping in his life and those around him. It has been said that Mark’s book Such Precious Clay “abundantly demonstrates that his life has the character of fine steel, tempered by suffering, strengthened by faith and made flexible by experience”. Often we struggle understanding God’s will for our life when actually he has already made that clear. Why do we resist his work in us and through us? It can be scary and painful; yet God has given us all that we need to become all we can be ‘in him’.

Mark has been a special encouragement to those who’s lives are unfulfilled yet may have been too afraid to take the very steps that God would have for us to become more like him and experience his peace. Rising above the focus of our comfort, despite possible numbness or indifference, we may well even emerge as a kingdom building leader