Monday, May 14, 2012

Back to preaching in the book of Acts

Well, I took a two week break from preaching but this past Sunday, May 13, I again had the privilege of being Encounter's main preacher/teacher of God's Word.
No other thing was harder to get used to than transitioning from being the Families Pastor at Grace Church in Powell to lead pastor in the Encounter Church plant. I went from preaching once every two months or so to every week. The weekly preparation of a biblical message for the congregation at Encounter is a sacred trust I don't take lightly. 
Whatever we preacher's bring to our people from God's Word, first goes through us. That means God kicks my butt before He kicks yours through me:-) I joke but it's serious stuff.

Exponential 2012 Was Awesome!

This year there were eight of us that attended Exponential. From Encounter there was myself and Luke and Beth Fields. From Movement Church, our future church plant, was Mark and Kristin Artrip, Josh Howard, Sarah Knepper and Phil Hill.
The week was inspiring, fun and bonding for both church plant teams.
We've already signed up a few of us for next year:-)