So I was sick for the better part of this week. I am back on my feet after a toe-to-toe with some nasty flu bug and I am alive, and wiser for it.
Let me explain...
On last Friday (Nov. 20, while I was still healthy) Cori and I attended the ARC conference in DC and were blessed beyond words by the ministry of this church planting group, their heart for the everyday people and for the planters who will reach them. During one of the sessions on spiritual foundations, Billy Hornsby, the founder and energy behind ARC, stressed the importance of prayer in the life of a church planter for his own health, vision and strength to carry out this call. I nodded my head and even tweeted about how I was gonna make prayer a higher priority in my life. Here's what I learned:
A tweet does not make prayer a higher priority in my life..I do!! I feel as if this sickness was a direct result of my failure to make prayer a permanent priority in my new vision as a church planter. That's why I am renewing my commitment to pray over my family, my health and my vision so that I can stay active for God with more consistency and clarity in the coming months.
There's more though...I need you! God has also showed me the power of covering prayers from those who are walking with me through these experiences and I am asking God for several people to join in prayer over my family, integrity, health and ministry as I make this huge leap to bring more people into God's family. So, will you join me by simply checking this blog once a week? During that time, I ask you to pray for protection over my family and for whatever God is doing in me that week.
That's it!! Please comment back (or email me) if you plan to do this so that I know who I can lean on in times when I need the prayers of saints offered in my direction. Thanks for considering it!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Alright, I have had so many questions swirling around where the Intersection is going to be! Many have been asking me what community will be affected by this passionate group of crazy Freedom Valley people that want to start a new site. Therefore I have decided to post this blog to dispel any rumors or control any misinformation that may be circulating at this time.
Drum roll, please....
The Intersection is going to be...somewhere cool. That's all I can tell you for sure right now. I have looked at several locations in Adams County over the past 5 months and have created a short list of possible locations that I have included below.
Obviously, I did a poor job of dispelling any rumors. However, the real reason for this post is to ask you to pray with me. I know that we are called to Adams County, but the exact location (township, borough, etc.) is still unclear to me. I would love God to appear to me in the clouds and say to me with a deep, God-like voice "Go here...," but He hasn't yet. I need God's wisdom to decide from this short list.
37 N. 4th St. (Formerly the Elks, behind LaBella's)
The former boxing gym on Washington St. near the intersection with Middle St.
Gettysburg Recreation Park
Gettysburg College Student Union Building
The Outlets (at the intersection of Rt. 15 & 97)
"The Ox" (Near the Cross Keys McDonald's)
This is not a complete list of the properties I have researched, but these are the front-runners and the ones that capture my imagination the most. Please pray with me that God would reveal His heart enough for me to make a wise decision in this matter. Any feedback is appreciated...I would LOVE to hear your take on these properties or any others that would make a great church that I haven't thought of.