Thursday, June 10, 2010

Elders and wives BBQ

It's quarter to 1:00am in the morning and the last of the couples left 10 mins. ago.
Melissa & I hosted all the elders and their wives for a BBQ. It was mostly a night to connect, laugh and catch up with each other, though we also took a block of time to pray and discuss how we think things are at Encounter. As I look at the people in the picture below I think about how much the group exemplifies a cross section of our congregation. They are men and women in their 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's. All have been following Christ for 20 years or more and all have vital rolls in ministry on Sunday mornings, in small groups or both. They are not perfect people but by God's grace are willing to lead and be examples to the flock. As a pastor I feel very blessed by the Lord to have such people standing by my side as we together, "Seek HIS Kingdom First".

From left to right they are: Sean & Melissa Spoelstra, Kyle & Kristi Mielke, Luke & Beth Fields, Chuck & Deb Taylor, Bill & Janetta Sinzinger, and Rob & Carolyn Dubois

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