Prayer. one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism. God calls us to unity and ONENESS.
This weekend we are part of history. We will be joining over 1,200 other churches in the ONE PRAYER series. It will be amazing. Teaching will be some of the biggest names in the church today, and they will be joining us via video as well as live teaching mixed into the series by yours truly.
Week 2 and MANFEST 2008 of course will be a HUGE highlight of the year. Just finished the programming meeting on this, and it will again be OFF THE HOOK. Who will you be bringing with you?
Week 3 I will be leading worship with some special twists at the Loudonville Campus...
And Week 5 will feature ED YOUNG JR...um, yes, preaching for our church.
Enjoy the pics from the set design team...they are hard at work and I can tell you that you have NEVER seen anything like what Allison, Dan and their crew have cooked up for this series. Thanks to all of them for what they are doing and to all of our crews at each campus for making this series a reality.
This week we will be hearing from one of the most innovative, creative and pioneering Pastor's out there. Craig Groshel from LIFECHURCH.TV has helped launch multi-sites throughout the US and the WORLD through Life Church, and he will be kicking us off. This was their brainchild, and I can't imagine the giddiness they feel right now as 1,200 (think about that) churches JOIN TOGETHER in the name of JESUS to proclaim...we are ONE in the GOSPEL of CHRIST!
Can't wait...who ya bringing?
Labels: New Hope News, one prayer
It's funny that I have to keep clarifying this, but that just means you all must LOVE ME:) Thanks!
By handing off to an Executive Pastor so I can focus on teaching, leading, ministry of the Word, prayer, and training leaders nationally and internationally, I am not going anywhere. I am the Lead/Sr. Pastor at NEW HOPE, one church, many locations.
My role has changed to where I cannot be the primary details and operational Pastor, nor the main Pastoral Care provider as the church has grown (to 5 campuses this year!)
We have been doing this for a few months, and nothing has changed on the surface, but internally it is very different. Some thought that my talking about 2-3 international trips per year (with many of YOU who will feel led) was saying I was going somewhere else to work. NO...my passion if right HERE!
We are making ripples about small to medium sized towns all over the country and now, we will be impacting those around the world in ways we could have never thought or imagined. WHY?
THE POWER OF ALL OF US living out the GREAT COMMISSION and investing our TIME, TALENTS and TREASURE!
So, with all of us playing huge roles (yes YOUR role is HUGE...without YOU, the BODY suffers!), we are helping to take the gospel to our church, community and the WORLD. Only God.
Keep dreaming, praying and laying your life down for the MISSION. There will be much more to come about our international Purpose Driven Training Conferences we will do next year. Watch here and the bulletin for details.
You all are amazing. And thanks for being concerned...but PLEASE, no more RUMORS! (Though we are happy to know we are loved). The pic is proof I am alive and well in my office...and isn't that painting behind me AMAZING? Allison Haggerty gave it to me...it is sweet...needs a frame so I can not have to scoth tape it to the wall...but anyway...
blessings and peace!
Labels: New Hope News, purpose driven training