4: Spring Valley Baptist Church, Columbia, SC [Teach Bible Study] 7: Orient Salvation Army Corps leaders on Spiritual Strategic Journey. 7: Work with Mennonite Brethren Future Story of Ministry Writing Group. 8: FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community [Lead Conference Call]. 10: Decatur [GA], First United Methodist Church [Orientation for Team of 75 on SSJ process]. 11-12: Spring Valley Baptist Church, Columbia, SC [Teach Bible Study, Lead Deacons meeting, Stewardship Committee]. 14: Dialogue with Hudson [OH] United Church of Christ. 15: eaHelp Webinar on Delegation [Serve as Webinar Resource Guest]. 15: FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community [Host Webinar on Cultivating Perennial Churches]. 18: Spring Valley Baptist Church, Columbia, SC [Teach Bible Study. Lead 100 Days of Dialogue and Prayer Orientation]. 19: Client Visits in Atlanta. 20-21: Mennonite Brethren [Future Story Writing Group meeting in Phoenix]. 22: Client Visits in Atlanta. 22: FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community [Host Conference Call] 25: Decatur [GA] First United Methodist Church [Lead 100 Days of Dialogue and Prayer Orientation]. 26: Planning meeting with TCP Ministry Colleague. 29: FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community [Host Webinar on The Calling of Congregational Leadership]
PRAY for the Ebola crisis. Keep in perspective that in spite of all the hype, the USA can handle the crisis in our land. Who most needs our prayers are the countries of West Africa--particularly Liberia. This disease is killing many people, disintegrating families, and severely disrupting the economic of Liberia. It will take many years to recover.
PRAY for Decatur First United Methodist Church as it engages in a Spiritual Strategic Journey process. It has a great opportunity to transition and change in response to a dynamic contextual setting of downtown Decatur. Will they be up to challenge? Pray that it may be so!
PRAY for participants in the FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community as they travel along the pathways of congregational vitality, vibrancy, and transformation. More than 125 people are on this journey representing both congregations and congregational champions.
PRAY for the work of the Baptist World Alliance led by Neville Callam, and its North American Baptist Fellowship that I lead, as we anticipate 2014 as a year that will significantly move forward our work among Baptists worldwide. Pray specifically for our NABF's 50th anniversary as celebrate the future of Baptist missional collaboration from the base of North America. The theme is FutureBaptists: A Collaborative Missional Movement.