Tuesday, February 26, 2008


"So after they fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off." - Acts 13:3

It's nice to know that even though we go into something risky and something difficult, we don't go alone. We are being sent out with the blessing, prayers, and support of those in authority over us and in ministry around us.

Team, here we go! It's official! It was a significant night in the story of our lives and the story of this new church. I hope you have a sense of the destiny and providence of this whole thing. We are a part of something that few people have the privilege of being a part of and I'm glad to be a part of it with you.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Power of Partnerships

The more I do what I do, the more I realize the power of partnerships. It's actually ALL about partnerships. Think about all the things you couldn't do if there were no partnerships... in society, in business, in recreation, in faith, in friendship, in family. Everything we do in life comes back to partnerships.

An important question then is how good are you at creating lasting and meaningful partnerships? It's a question worth thinking about. Here are a few thoughts on good and bad partnerships:

- not all partnerships are good
- good partnerships should be mutually beneficial
- bad partnerships leave people used and abused
- in all partnerships sometimes you give, sometimes you get
- always make sure they receive more from the partnership than you do (do this, and you'll never run out of strong partnerships)

We are very thankful for the doors of partnership that are being opened up to us. The most recent partner happens to be a community organization that hosts several key community events each year. We have the privilege of joining with them on an upcoming Easter event. Without a doubt it is a great win for us, now our goal is to make it as big a win for them as possible.

God is defintely giving us favor and uniquely positioning us for great things!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

pictures of hijacked

Just wanted to give you a quick update on our hijacking experience last Sunday (read "hijacked" to catch up).

It was everything we hoped it would be and more. Honestly, it was a blast. The whole morning went great. Tim and the band were great, the cafe' area was great, the whole team did a great job. And we had tons of positive feedback. We can't wait to bring this to Macomb Township this summer for our preview services!

Pastor Thompson and Warren Community Church, thank you so much for the opportunity you gave us last Sunday. It was an amazing experience for us and we hope it was for you as well. Thank you for being such a great partner in this new church.

Stay tuned. There is a lot developing these days that I'll be able to share with you more in the next couple of weeks!