dad and cool God stuff
Dad flies in from China tomorrow. Will be there to see him at the airport in Detroit. He is home for a few weeks. The big 60 this year!
I often wonder if I am willing to answer the call of God wherever He may lead?
I pray I am. Welcome home Dad.
Tonight I also got to deliver one of the boxes and a fat turkey to a family who wouldn't have had the same kind of Christmas without all of our people stepping up to help those who needed a little boost this year. We helped 56 families this year...you read right, and not just with a couple presents, but a nice sized box full, complete with Bibles and other great stuff. New Hope and it's people are amazing.
He said, "Thanks Charles."...I said, "It wasn't just me...it's that place." And I pointed toward the church. But we both knew it was not the building, but the "Church". Thanks to all of you for being the church. There will be people in Heaven because you choose to think of others besides yourself. Jesus is more than jacked I am sure about us following His lead.
How can words describe how I felt about that moment and how I feel about the amazing people at New Hope and other churches who take it to the streets? They can't.
blessings and peace.
Labels: Church Leadership;, My Life, New Hope Stuff
We have an amazing staff
(not all are even listed here yet, so blessings to all of you!) We have always been short-handed and still we continue to not only get better, but to shake up the communities we live in. It is not easy to get very well qualified people in ministry to come to the booming town of Loudonville or any of our campus sites for that matter. It takes very special people who love the mission and have great passion. That describes our staff. I push them at every angle to be all they can in Christ, with their families and lastly with their careers here at the church. WHY? Because I really believe eternal destinies are at stake.
They serve myself and our church so faithfully, and today is a day that I (on behalf of the church) give back. Tonight is our Staff Christmas Party where they and their spouses (who many times are the forgotten ones who plug away at this thing just as faithfully) will be honored with a great dinner and a time of fellowship. I also invited in a massage therapy office to give 15-20 minute massages to each of our staff who desired today. This is one of the most stressful times of the year, and couple that with all we have to pull of this week...and boom, there you have it. They are all so well deserving. Make sure to give them a big thanks when you see them. Scripture tells us:"The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching." (1 Timothy 5:17.niv)
I pray nothing but honor to our staff today. Great work to all of you. Thanks for following my leadership and giving your all.
And by the way...check out this amazing post from Perry Noble
@ NewSpring. I pray this describes our church as well.
blessings and peace.
Labels: Church Leadership, Church Staffing, New Hope Stuff