Monday, October 3, 2011

Ministry Schedule for October 2011

September was a pretty riotous month. Coming in off a full traveling summer [in Oz, UK, South Africa], it was wonderful to get home, and re-engage in the LA story. The low point of the month, was the surprise of my dear friend falling morally. The disbelief of is all still shadows me. The highpoint of the month has been being in great conversations with Alan, Todd, JB and others about all that God is doing here in Orange County, CA.

Since last October, when M and I handed over the captaincy of the Southlands Community to Alan and Rynelle, I knew it would take a full year for us to get clarity of the divine clarion call, the focussed thrust that we would give ourselves to - not simply be busy - but to be strategically edged in what we do. That is getting clearer all the time

For the month of October, we are particularly jazzed about the things that we will be involved in, actually the people we will be partnering with. Here are the big pieces:
  • Sat 1, Sun 2 - Ministering on "Together, in Community on Mission" at Rock Harbor, with our amazing friends Todd and Lisa Proctor, in their vision month,
  • Sundays 9, 16, 23, - we will be at Mercy Town in Pasadena led by our dear friends Terry and Linda Fouche. We planted with them as our first plant in the early 90's in South Africa. They are now in their second plant and I am loving what they are currently doing. We will go through the book of Titus - a "Church Replanted"
  • C2C - this is an experimental format. Rather than another large conference that we sit and listen we are approaching it slightly differently. Focused on those who are church planting as well as church replanting, we intentionally wanted a smaller group that lends itself to interaction. We will eat together. The sessions will be designed to catalyze then 20 minutes for Q and A or prayer and ministry. We will have "Coffee Conversations" both afternoons - on the wednesday, we will sit with church planters and let them tell their stories. On the thursday afternoon, we will sit with Ephesians 4 giftings so that there can be a clearer understanding of how E4 gifts can partner with church plants. M and Wendy Virgo will have a corner on "How to wife a pastor"... Our primary catalysts will be Alan Hirsch [wrote the book "The Forgotten Ways] will spend Tuesday afternoon with us talking about developing a missional mindset. Then Terry Virgo [wonderful British apostle and church planter] as well as Jeff Vanderstelt [leader of Soma Communites and VP of Acts 29].
Thanks for the love...

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