We started as a group of friends in Sept 1983. The heady days of the charismatic renewal were behind us. We knew that we wanted a community that was burning in our heart. I think every believer should be part of setting a flame burning that is a new church plant. The wonder, the beauty, the uncertainty, the challenge... should fit into every believers story.
For 14 years Meryl and I led this community. She is a beautiful bride - not yet without spot wrinkle or blemish. Yet she has shown herself to be gutsy, pioneering, creative, tenacious and loaded with love. We loved leading her.
Rory and Mel have done a most outstanding job of leading this lady. They loved her, expanded her. They stretched her and cared for her. They fed her and challenged her.
But it is time for new captaincy - a new chapter with new players and thrust, a new season with new truths and emphasis, a new era with new architecture and catalytic forward movement - but one message - the redemption story with a risen Jesus.
I feel so honored to ongoing be part of an incredible journey.