Jul 3 2008

Upcoming Message Series: 3D

clay

I have a prayer request.  I’m planning to be very vulnerable and really share my heart with the congregation in a three part series called 3D starting July 13.  I believe the Lord has revealed some things in my own life and experience that need to change and improve for me to be the type of pastor and leader that he wants to bless.  We’ll be looking at biblical stories, but I’ll also be sharing some of my own experience as we consider the solution to three problems: Discouraged, Detached, and Distracted.  Would you pray with me that God will use this series as a turning point—both for me and for the congregation?


Jul 3 2008

One Prayer Wrap Up

clay

When Craig Groeschel, pastor of Lifechurch.tv, first envisioned the One Prayer series he called several pastor friends who liked the idea of uniting around a common theme and sharing video-taped messages.  He thought that it would be cool if maybe as many as 100 churches joined in.  But news spread like wildfire.  At last count 1,610 churches participated representing 887,375 members in 27 countries!  Can you believe it?  It’s exciting to see so many churches that want to cooperate rather than compete.  We’re still waiting to hear the total count on the offering we took collectively to support four international organizations in planting 500 new churches in Cambodia, India, Sudan, and China.  I think we will see more than 500 churches started.  There is talk already of doing a similar series next June.  Let’s continue to pray for Christ’s prayer in John 17 to be answered—that his followers would be one.