Friday, December 17, 2004

A Target Group

The burning question I had was "What group can we reach that are not being reached by other congregations?" I felt God speaking to me about everyday young people in this town; waitresses, clerks, teachers, mechanics. This new, as of yet unnamed, church would reach out to them.

Thursday, December 2, 2004

Start Your Engines!

As the holiday season approached, Kathy and I were both reading the book of Acts. As we read about the first church, we felt a definitive call towards starting a church. I felt like Moses at the burning bush; scared stiff. Kathy, however, was confident that God would provide leadership to help me. So, I spoke with my friend Henry Hall about this call. I told him my biggest fear was my lack of administrative abilities. He offered his help and ended up (among many other things) forming the structure for the small group ministry of the church.