Today was a great day. If my church office was an environment where we had a bell right inside the door and when you close a sale….as you walk in the door you ring the bell and everyone would cheer……..I would have rang the bell twice. Days like today are why I love my job. I got to meet with 2 really sharp couples and chat with them about leading a small group this fall. Both couples were very receptive and ready to lead. I love days like today. Don’t get me wrong. To have a day like today literally represents with couple one the culmination of a 10 year relationship, about 14 connection points over the last 13 months and patience. With couple two it represents persistence when I felt God leading me to engage in relationship, relentlessly pursuing the connection, making my calender fit in theirs so I could meet 7 months ago, engaging with their agenda and easing in my desire for them, sharing the right vision, inviting them into my community for 5 months, navigating the conversation, & knowing when to back off and say, “welcome on the team”. I celebrate the big step these couples made today. I am moved by the impact that today will have in the lives of the 10 other couples who will be led by them in the next couple years. Engaging with people and encouraging them to use their gifts & talents for ministry is no short term gig. You’ve got to be in it for the long haul and side step many (and I mean many) let downs to have a day like today. I’m grateful to be part of such a great church and I’m humbled that God would choose to use a knucklehead like me to impact people for Christ.
- Our Rooted group serving at the Ronald McDonald House this weekend. @thecrossinglv #rootedlv #crossingrooted#Mexico. #ywamsandiegobaja #ywam #homesofhope #thecrossinglv @thecrossinglvBrooke. Beautiful inside and out!This is my bud JP! Got to visit & pray with JP this morning. He is actually very happy in this pic.Drew is heading off to Cambodia with a team from our church. Proud of the man he is becoming. Please pray for this team as they travel & minister in Cambodia. @thecrossinglv #prouddad #proudmomAlpha party tonight at The Crossing with over 80 people starting a conversation about faith. #tryalpha #tryalphalv @thecrossinglvGot questions about God, Faith, Life, Jesus? Alpha starts at The Crossing tonight at 6:30. Come for dinner and great conversation. #tryalpha #tryalphalvTwo more pop-up dinners this month. Make your reservation. Bring a friend. 6-course tasting menu. (Link in profile). @grazesupperclub #grazelv #supperclub #supperclublvMy wife @brendalichty and her friend Kurstin did it again. What a great night. @grazesupperclub #grazelv We’re doing it again in February & March. (Link in profile)Fork It Over | Braised Short Ribs + Creamy Parsnip Mashed Potatoes + Rosemary #grazelv @grazesupperclub #supperclub #supperclublvStill a few spots left for the Graze Supper Club this Friday. Reserve your spot online. Link in bio. #grazelv @grazesupperclub #supperclub #supperclublvSkinny Dippin’ | Marinated House Smoked Shrimp + Chipotle Orange Cocktail Sauce #grazelv @grazesupperclub #supperclub #supperclublv