Well, we have officially gone public! Sunday Pastor Blake made the announcement and we had a wonderful outpouring of support. Pastor Blake had the congregation pray over us and it was almost “electric”, as one person told us. We had more than 40 persons praying over us in the 9:15am worship, and more than that in the 11:00 hour. We were overwhelmed by the questions and surprised by the ones who said they may be interested.
It is now the next phase of the planning. Our launch team is beginning to emerge more and more.
We will begin our Bible study with that group on Friday, September 17th.
My last Sunday at Detroit First Church will be September 12th. Pastor Blake will be commissioning us in both worship hours, and we would like all those who are part of our launch team to be present. It will be a wonderful time of commissioning!
September 12th, I will also be preaching in the 6:00 pm service and we will have a time of fellowship afterwards. Please pray for the Lord to give me a Word for this final sermon at DFC.
Priority Prayer Needs:
We need a worship leader/team
We need a place to meet on Sundays since we will quickly outgrow our house
We need unity among the launch team
Pray that I would be able to articulate the vision clearly
Well, we have been slowly asking people to join the journey. It has been a slow process because it has not been officially announced at our local congregation. But this Sunday, August 15th, it will become public knowledge. And we are excited to announce that we now have two families who have decided to join us in this great adventure.
Some of you are still praying. And some of you are unable to join us. We love you and we pray God will bless you and use you for His glory right where you are now!
Today we also met with Darrel Harvey. Darrel is a great preacher and a godly man. He is also a church planter. Rob and I were fortunate enough to spend a few hours listening to his journey, asking questions, and learning from someone else’s experience. But most importantly, he was an encouragement to us…and we needed it. Satan will do his best to discourage all of us from obeying God. Today we were reminded that God desires to partner with us to do amazing things for His Kingdom. We are excited about the next leg of the journey, and we are glad you are along for the ride in whatever way you can join us.