Dallas Boot Camp
I am eager for the March 28 and 29 to get here. Next week, The Village will host an Acts 29 Boot Camp on church planting and mission, with Eric Mason (Philadelphia), JR Vassar (Manhattan), Matt Carter (Austin), Steve Timmis (U.K.), and myself (Dallas) teaching.
The brotherhood that is present among my Acts 29 co-laborers and friends is one of the great graces God has poured out on me in ministry. The Bible has much to say about the joys of pastoring but minces no words about the difficulties, pains, and sorrows that can accompany being an under-shepherd of the flock of God.
Through the highest highs to my lowest lows in my journey as a pastor, my brothers in Acts 29 have celebrated with me, cried with me, and prayed with me. At some of my darkest hours, some of these brothers flew into Dallas to simply be a faithful presence.
I am constantly sharpened by their love for the God of the Bible, dedication to mission and love for the church. From the city to suburbia and even into rural areas, our churches vary in style and size but not in substance. This has created a laboratory of learning where I can interact with other philosophies of ministry under the unity of the truths that I cling so tightly to. This has made The Village a more robust, healthier church than we would have ever been on our own.
If you are interested in planting a church or are interested in becoming a member of Acts 29, come join us next week in Dallas.
Christ Is All,