Well, folks, I’m really sorry for leaving you hanging on my blog this week! I actually intended to post it on Monday, but some other deadlines ended up pushing my opportunity to blog into the late night hours. By then, I was too tired to type straight.
So in order to not delay this any longer, I’m just throwing out a crooked post, here now. 🙂
So what’s the big news?
Here’s the short version:
We are re-planting Compass Church.
I think I’ll let that sink in…
Rest assured, this is not a decision that we came to over night. We have been praying and seeking God’s direction for a long time, now, and He has really impressed the same thing on my heart over and over since about January. I was kind of sheepish about telling anyone at first, because of my perceptions of what people might think. I have to admit that I was also a little “gun shy.“
I have also discovered during this hiatus how much I have really needed to decompress. This has not only been a break from church planting, but it has been a break from pastoral ministry. It has been refreshing and kind of weird, frankly. But man, has it ever been needed. I’ve learned quite a lot during this time.
I don’t have all of the details, yet, just the direction – and that’s enough for now. Strategy is in the works.
There’s obviously more that brought us to this decision, but that’s the crux of it. I’ll share more here before long. We’re nervous, excited, and raring to go. Thanks so much for praying for us!
We’re hoping to launch weekly services again in the first quarter of 2008 2009.
Lamentations 3:22-23 – Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. NIV
Matthew 19:26 – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” NIV
So what’s God calling you to do? Go forward?
Or maybe go forward by going back?
We’re going back. And then we’re blazing forward…