See, Here is Water!

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.

I’ve written about baptisms before here and here.

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.

My Story and Motivation (Video)

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.

NCL Podcast – Grit Culture

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!