Recapping Church Planters Equipping Retreat

Let’s begin by stating the obvious from this past weekend’s equipping retreat:photo

  • God showed up.
  • John Worcester challenged us from the scriptures
  • Church-planters were stretched, encouraged, and equipped.
  • New friendships and partnerships formed.

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Church Planters Equipping Retreat

I realize I have not updated this blog in quite a while.  As I return to the blogosphere, I want to solicit your prayers for what I believe is a potentially eternally significant event this weekend.  God gave me the opportunity to organize an equipping retreat for church-planters in the region.  We originally expected ten to twelve guys, but we had to cap the numbers at twenty-two.  All of these men are either presently leading a church-plant or sensing God leading them to plant a church in their community.  All of these men live in highly unchurched and underserved communities in Vermont, Eastern New York, and Northern New Hampshire.  Many of them feel isolated and under-equipped for the task ahead.
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Persons of Peace

You are probably not the key person to engaging your neighborhood.  Read this again so that it sinks in: you are most likely not the key to engaging your neighborhood-someone else is.  Those of us who consider ourselves outgoing extroverted networkers can find this especially challenging because we want to become the relational cogs in the neighborhood. Continue reading