I am literally craving an opportunity to really write, but I need to go to bed soon. If only I didn’t have to sleep:)
This past weekend I had an awesome opportunity to go to the Ancient Future Community Conference at Willow Creek in Chicago. There’s so much that God is doing in my heart right now, as far as the church and community goes…I feel as if I’m about to bust at the seams. As the saying now goes, "my cognitive desk space is full". What’s so great though, is that my heart is also full and that definitely helps a little with the processing. And as my prayer life grows, that will really help:) Small groups and community have been around for quite some time and this whole new era of the "emergent church" is nothing new. Looking at what it was meant to be has been so rich in developing my understanding of how my life is meant to be lived out.
I’d love to go through and blog about some of the different things I learned about-especially the things that impacted my life the most. There were certain things that I felt a strong tug about and some that didn’t really do much for me. An excitement was built in me, about what I see God doing in our church-under the surface. He helped me to see some of the feet that will be put to the vision that he’d given to me for discipleship at CotK, and I’m simply geeked about it!
I can’t really say that the American church as we know it is 100% God’s plan for what the church should look like, but that will not scare me away from it. I’m pumped to be apart of the changes that are already taking place and the ones that will take place, simply because of my own obedience to Him. God is always faithful to accomplish what He’s started out to do, and I am happy to join him in whatever that may look like.
That’s a small taste of what God’s doing in my heart, as it regards to ministry.