Archive | July, 2009
CP to CP #2 (Church Planter to Church Planter) – REST
I’m really enjoying the men’s retreat. It’s been a time of great refreshing! To hear life stories from men older, younger, and my age is phenomenal. I don’t regret coming to St. Simons Island, GA @ Epworth By The Sea. This place is special for many reasons.
However, I must admit, I almost didn’t come on this trip, because I’m concerned about the upcoming “Oceanway Appreciation Day.” I could have allowed my time to be consumed with making sure that everything is in place for a successful community service project.
Nevertheless, I learned a valuable lesson from Pastor Hall last night in his remarks. In many words he affirmed the need for men to take time to unwind, relax, and be recharged. My advice to any church planter is find the the time to take a break. I’m a firm believer in diligent work ethics, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take time-out. Learn to find time, borrow time, or just simply take the time- to rest.
I know we haven’t officially launched, but I thought I would give you a small nugget from my experiences as a church planter. Take time to rest.
Pic from Jason Rowland
If you’ve been following my tweets, you’ve probably noticed a frequent countdown of some sorts. Well the Oceanway Cleanup Project, or as I like to call it, Oceanway Appreciation Day,is almost here. I’m so pumped about for several reasons…
1. This is my first community service project in Oceanway (kinda sorta)
2. This is my first project as a High Impact Project Leader (I’ll explain more later)
3. I’m establishing relationships with wonderful people that I never knew before (I love people)
4. This is the first time in my life that I’ve planted Crape Myrtle’s (can’t wait to show you the pics)
5. For lack of words, I’m just pumped (smile)
These are all good reasons. But if the truthbe told asa church planter I’m beginning to realize the importance of PERSISTENCE. There have been a few times that I thought this project would not get off the ground. Doubt was beginning to set in…but this is where faith comes into play and your ability to fight through the tough places is necessary.
You’ve got be PERSISTENT! If God gave you a vision-stick with it. You will never be able to realize the awesomeness of God’s power if you keep starting and stopping.
I know we haven’t officially launched, but I thought I would give you a small nugget from my experiences as a church planter. Be persistent.