A few of us have been in Fort Wayne, Indiana this week for what is called the "Shift" conference. Every two years the pastors and leaders from the Missionary Church (our fellowship of churches) get together to conduct some business and be equipped and encouraged. This was an amazing conference as we got to hear from and interact with leaders like Francis Chan, Alan Hirsch, and Don Cousins. It was very cool! I had the opportunity to lead an interactive interview time with each of these leaders, which was extremely interesting. It's one thing to hear someone's talk; it's another to be able to sit down and ask questions. It was a great week of being challenged to rethink how we approach ministry in a rapidly changing world.
This weekend we'll continue "C3" with a look at the scripture’s take on how we interact with each other. The Spirit of God working in our community will either be our biggest draw, or its absence will be our most daunting hurtle! This is going to be some powerful truth! Don't miss what The Lord has to say to His body.
I'm really looking forward to being back together. It's going to be a great gathering!