Monday, October 12, 2009

Big News

Yesterday was about as interesting as they get for church planters. What I mean by that is that yesterday we started talking to Evident about the plans for Matt & Katie Woodburn (see this post). It is amazing to see the way God has worked over the past year and a half since Matt and Katie have been up here. The areas and ways in which God has used them at Evident is immeasurable. And I have personally been blessed so much from connecting with Matt (and Katie) in ministry and in life. They are a one of a kind couple and I look forward to what God's going to do in their lives and through them.

What's great is that Matt & Katie will be partnering with Colonial Woods Missionary Church to help start a new work in the Chesterfield/New Baltimore area of Michigan. What's really exciting about this for me is that it has been part of the vision of Evident from the beginning to be a multiplying church and see more and more churches planted. Beyond that, I get extremely geeked to talk about one day seeing a network of churches throughout the metro area uniquely connected to reach the city (Detroit) and surrounding communities.

It's not everyday that a year-old church plant is not only talking about stuff like this but is actually a part of it. This is big news to be a part of multiplication like this and we think the Kingdom wins big-time in all of this. We are excited to partner with Matt & Katie to help reach the Macomb and Chesterfield communities. Should be awesome!

- Please commit with us to praying for Matt & Katie as they transition over the next few months (they will be transitioning in January 2010).
- Please commit with us to praying for Evident as we continue to reach new people and grow during this fall.
- Please continue to pray for God's Spirit and work to be poured out in our lives and ministries.

Thank you for all you do and all your prayers. I'll post more later this week.

For fun.... a few images of my ladies (AvaRae & AdaLyn (Raelyn, my wife not pictured :) )!