Each Monday, I’m going to post a brief summary of what we’ve done the previous week in relation to expanding the kingdom of God in Greenville. So here’s what happened the week of July 20-26:
- Started meeting once a week for a mentoring/coaching session with Evan, a dude involved with our sprouting simple church. He’s headed off to college in a few weeks, so he’s gonna hook me up with a webcam so we can continue to chat on Tuesday evenings. We’ve challenged each other to read nearly thirty chapters of Scripture a week. I think we’re both behind so far… which means we’ll repeat the same chapters for the next week (which isn’t a bad thing).
- Did a presentation at Christ’s Church for the hospice company I work for. We felt it went well, and we’ve definitely got some things we can work on for future presentations (this was the first one we had tried, and we’ve got another scheduled for after Labor Day). Also, I signed up eleven people for our blood drive (which takes place this coming Saturday).
- Our weekly get together has been hit and miss recently, and it was a miss this week. We’ve had trouble getting everyone together at once. Time, patience, and prayer…
- It was a crazy week at work. I was worn out by the time Friday got here…
This week, pray for:
- The development of our sprouting church’s rhythm. We’re still trying to get the weekly hang-out time down, and I’ve started a weekly mentoring session. Everyone wants to go ahead an start the next step, which will be meeting on Sunday evenings for dinner, Scripture, prayer, and the Lord’s Supper. We’ll see how it goes.
- I’m trying to meet with some church planters who are kingdom minded, and thus far it’s been unsuccessful (schedules are brutal). Pray that schedules will work out, and that I can see where these guys are in how we can take Greenville back for the kingdom of God.
- My eleven year anniversary is this coming Saturday. We’re going to celebrate on Friday evening–the kids will be at their Papa and Grammy’s, so we’ll have the evening and house to ourselves. Words cannot possibly express how grateful to God I am for the time I’ve been able to spend with Laura, and how excited I am to be on this journey with her. Love ya, babe.