It has been 8 months since Beth and I both responded to the prompting and call of God to plant Good Life Church. Over the last 8 months we have been assessed and approved through the Launch Network, a training and sending network, transitioned out of student ministry and into the Church Planting Residency at Pinelake Church, and have traveled to Bradenton for a site visit. We have also become a legal non-profit through the State of Florida, received a federal Tax ID #, and opened up a bank account. We have sent out the first wave of support letters to friends and family all across America (over 20 states) and have begun receiving their gifts and support back. We have come a long way.
But now with only about 15 weeks left here in Mississippi we have come to a critical moment in the life of our church. Tonight we will gather with over a dozen people who are in the process of praying about journeying with us to Bradenton/Sarasota. Some are for sure going, other are still counting the costs, while others are still trying to discern if this is in fact what God is leading them to do. Tonight will be the first time I have ever met with everyone together at the same time. I am so pumped to see all that God is going to do through this amazing group of people. Please pray for tonight specifically. Pray that God would lead, that my communication of the vision would be powered by the Spirit of God and that when I lay my head down to rest tonight that it would be clear that God met with us.
Thank you for your prayers. Please keep them up! Join with hundreds who have set a daily alarm at 1:28pm on their phones and are praying that we will accomplish His mission in Bradenton/Sarasota!
-Loving people enough to share with them both the good news and our lives as well. (1 Thess. 2:8)