Timing is really, really important! The right timing can make all the difference in the world. You can do the right thing but if it's at the wrong time, it doesn't matter. This is true in sports, dancing (I know nothing about this), dating, marriage, business, and church planting. This is biblical. Ecclesiastes talks about certain times for certain things. I've said all of this just to say, yep, we're tweaking our timeline.
We know God has called us to start a strong fresh church. It's going to require a lot of planning, a lot of recruiting, and the building of strong relationships. We're realizing more and more that things like this just take time. And so, we're giving it more time. Instead of gunning for February '08, we're aiming for September '08. This seems to be next most strategic time for us. Honestly to me, it seems like forever from now. But it'll be here before we know it.
Besides, the vision just got bigger... a lot bigger! Waiting to launch until summer/fall gives us more time to build a stronger base, raise more resources, make greater inroads into our community, bring key leaders on board, and start with a bigger bang than previously planned. God has opened our eyes and challenged us to dream big! We're trusting God on this one are more excited than ever to see God move. We're pumped about having more time to make sure we get things right.
In the mean time, our Launch Team continues to develop and grow, we're making good connections in the community, and we're being prepared as leaders for the upcoming challenges. The next 2-3 years are going to be a lot of fun!
Feel free to email me with any questions (Josh Hossler at email@example.com).