I’m grateful for opportunities to extend our ministry in the Crossroads District to others across The Wesleyan Church. Sherry was in Wisconsin District last weekend for their women’s retreat. Together we were in Pittsburgh for meetings on Monday and Tuesday. Then, on Wednesday morning, I flew out to Kansas City to connect with DS Ed Rotz and share a “Lead Like Wesley” seminar for their district pastors on Thursday.
Friday, I flew to Sioux Falls, SD, and preached twice on Saturday and twice again on Sunday at Celebrate Community Church. I finished the weekend with a “Lead Like Wesley” seminar for their leadership team. Pastor Keith Loy and his team have embraced the audacious vision of sending out 50 church planting teams from Celebrate in the next 10 years. It was inspiring to spend time with the key leaders who are fueling this vision.
In between, I’ve stayed in touch with our pastors via email, text and phone calls. I’ve heard encouraging reports such as news that the pastors of the North Central Zone in Region Two held their pre-Christmas fellowship supper on Friday evening at Tipton Trinity Church. Thank you for Pastor Johnnie and Rev. Amanda Blair for hosting this event. I heard the only thing better than the food was the volleyball game!
Pastor Lyle Breeding and Blufton Sonlight Wesleyan Church are hosting Rev. Mark Schnell for revival services this week. Evangelist Ken Gates reports a wonderful sense of God’s presence in the worship service he led yesterday morning at Kirklin Wesleyan Church.
Pastor Eric Roemer and the team at Greentown Wesleyan Church are remodeling their sanctuary to create additional office and classroom space.
Pastor Duane Summit’s daughter and three young grandchildren were in an auto accident on Saturday and one of grandchildren continues to be in critical condition. Your prayers matter!
Pastor Paul Trent has completed his series of treatments. This has been an exhausting process but he is thankful for the prayer support he’s receiving from our district family.
This week I’ll be in meetings beginning on Monday evening with the Executive Committee of the General Board. The full General Board gathers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Our Crossroads District Board meets on Thursday in Fishers. Then, on Friday, I’ll be with the Unstuck Group consultation team at Waterline. Saturday morning, I’ll be in Marion with our Hispanic leaders as we host Pastor Alejandro Sicilia from Mexico.
Thank you for all you do to advance the Kingdom!
Your servant in Christ,