Wednesday, November 29, 2006
God is bigger than...
Sorry for the lack of posts...big stuff has been going on in my life that I haven't had a lot of freedom to talk about. However, as of tonight, one of the biggest pieces was announced publicly, so I'm going to touch on it briefly. In February (I think) Northwoods launched a multicultural church plant in Peoria called LifeBridge Community Church. I got a call on Thanksgiving morning from our senior pastor that the pastor leading the church plant had had a moral failure and he was calling to see if I could just fill the pulpit on Sunday morning. Things changed by Saturday however so I didn't. Anyway, it was announced to the church tonight that I will be leading the church in an interim capacity for the next six months. My primary responsibilities are twofold: 1. to teach, or to arrange for other speakers to come in and teach and 2. to develop, empower and lead a team of people that will begin to take ownership of LifeBridge and lead their church. Of course, there are a lot of questions in my head, and I'm sure for some of you, there are questions that you have. I'll talk a little about this Saturday night at Nexus. I still work at Northwoods. I still have responsibilities here. I'm not leaving. I'm not leaving my WINDOW OFFICE!! Anyway...all this to say, that I covet your prayers. Seriously. It's a critical situation that I don't necessarily feel equipped to lead except to do the very best that I can. Keep LifeBridge in your prayers, keep that pastor in your prayers (if you know him), and keep everyone involved in your prayers. Okay...it's after ten and I'm still in my office, I got here at 7am...it's time to go home.
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