Jon Konz

Story | Music | Worship

Jon Konz helps individuals and churches evangelize through storytelling, worship leading, and consultation. 

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Embers

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” Luke 12:49

Jesus goes on to say, “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division." He has come to pit two against three, and a son against his father, and mother against daughter. Truth often leads to conflict.

In my first few years of ministry, I experienced a powerful conversion.

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Heart of God

My wife and I have been married for almost a full iPhone generation. This said, I feel like I can speak from a place of experience when I say that I didn't really know my wife when we got married. We have navigated some treacherous waters together: right/wrong ways to hang up our towels, whether or not a couch cover is an improvement, and where we should keep our shoes. Moments like these plumb the depths of the human soul forging lasting bonds within our blessed union. I can say honestly that she is so much more than who I thought she was. I hope she would say the same about me. 

This is the beauty of concrete relationships...

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Simple truth. Profound beauty.

Anyone who has worked in the field of ministry has experienced the tension between providing effective ministry and proving that they deserve their salary.  In the interest of the latter, we often strive for busy ministry and call it a great achievement when we find a program that gets 60 people out to the parish regularly on a Tuesday or Wednesday night. Meanwhile, 1500 families are registered at our parishes, and only 400 people show up to Mass on the weekend. 

We see this poor Mass attendance and think...

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