Expanding the Kingdom of God

It was an exciting week for us and the Plumb Line Community.  I met with our District Superintendent and the chair of the New Start committee.  It was a great experience as I shared the vision for the church.  And it was a blessing to receive encouragement and direction from the committee chair.  Next week I will make a formal presentation regarding our new start church.  We covet your prayers!

Even as exciting as that meeting was for me, it was even more exciting to be able to share the Gospel with someone this week.  Marcella has been struggling with cancer for some time.  We spent time together this week looking into the scriptures to see what God had to say.  I believe she was comforted by the Word of God.  And when I asked her if she felt confident in her salvation, she wanted me to tell her more.  We closed our time together praying for her salvation and asking for God’s healing power to come into her life.  I could almost hear the angels in heaven rejoicing over this new babe in Christ.

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Committees, Committees, Committees

We are learning by trial and error…or maybe trial by fire.  Our core team and launch team are both coming together slowly, but surely.  And God is shaping them just the way He would see fit.  We are continually surprised at who He is calling and who He is not calling.

We have now entered the committee part of the journey.  In the coming week I will meet with district committees and other pastors.  It is my understanding that most of these meetings are for information purposes and to give us some direction.  Yet, I get nervous when they start talking about assessment centers and such.

In the meantime, I continue to pray and seek the Lord’s direction.  The vision for the church is coming together and I look forward to the miracles He will do.

Prayer Partners

“…but the church was earnestly praying”  Acts 12:5b

Peter had people praying for him; Paul had people praying for him; the church was praying for one another.  Along this journey there is no greater need than for others to pray for us.  We are praying, and we need others to pray.

God is able to do more than we could ever ask or imagine.  And He asks us to partner with Him by interceding for one another.  We have been blessed to establish our first two prayer partners.  They have committed to 6-12 months of consistent prayer.  But we are praying and asking God for a total of 70 prayer partners.

Moses had 70 elders helping him.  And Jesus sent out 70 into the “harvest fields”.  We would love to have you join us!

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