Via – Movements
I did my best to capture these stories without getting in the way. Each story is beautiful and encouraging. I’m so thankful for the leaders and practitioners the Lord is raising up here in Boone.
We are truly seeing a #NoPlaceLeft Boone city coalition emerge.
You can listen to my sermon here.
Chris was my youth pastor many moons ago and now we are brothers and co-laborers.
Lori Hines (L) and Jenny Thompson (R) taught my Sunday School class from 9th grade through 12th grade.
So grateful for the opportunity to serve these awesome people!
In this video I discussed the process of goal setting with some NPL City Leaders. This discussion began here. It is an honor to work with leaders of this caliber. I can’t overstate how much I learn from these leaders and others like them in the No Place Left community. I hope this conversation will be helpful to you as you consider how to execute more effectively on your critical goals and vision.
I spent some time discussing the 12 Week Year with some #NoPlaceLeft leaders from around the US. It helped me clarify it more for myself by leading the discussion and I took away some other solid ideas from these leaders. Hopefully it will be helpful to you as well.
Here’s the doc I shared in the video.
As seen in the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Official (Acts 8), baptisms can happen in unexpected locations. In the last few months we have had baptisms occur in the university pool (Video 1), a local hotel pool (Videos 2 & 3), and in the river (Video 4). Each one is marked by the simple joys of disciplers baptizing their new disciples and being surrounded by friends, family, and their new church family.
We cannot reproduce healthy disciple making, church formation, and leadership development if we are not giving away responsibility at every level as we go. This is a key value in the 4 Fields strategy that we are using.
Last month, I spent 5 days at a Strategy Coordinator Training in Raleigh, NC learning from movement leaders from all over the world (US / Canada / South Asia / Africa / Haiti). I was asked to share a devotional to open the training for one of the days. Chuck Wood captured it so I thought I would share it here. He has some excellent content and resources on his YouTube channel, so go dig deep.
In the span of less than 7 days I have episodes of podcasts releasing from No Campus Left and Engaging Missions! Tom and Bryan are both great hosts of great shows and I’m really grateful for the opportunities they gave me to share about what God has been doing here in the High Country.
Here’s where you can find the specific podcast episode from Engaging Missions.
Last month Anna and I were on the No Campus Left Podcast to share about our experience in BCM over the last few years. I didn’t even realize until shortly before recording the podcast that we had grit. When I listened to the podcast once it was released, I was really encouraged by the ways God has been faithful especially in the tough times of transition. The last two years were the hardest years of ministry I’ve experienced yet, but I’m thankful for them and how God has worked on the other side of them. I hope you’ll download it and listen!