I love that my parents are active in seeking out the future leaders in their church and helping to create an environment where they can grow in the 3 vital relationships (intimacy with God, community with insiders and influence with outsiders).
“Just wanted you to know that we met with the 2 couples who have taken on the leadership of our Sunday morning class. We decided to go with your suggestion of “Fusion” for our group name. We discussed what that implies, both scientifically and spiritually, and even came up with a scripture to go with it. In the New Living Translation, Eph. 4:3 says, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit binding together through peace.” (Or words to that effect) We thought that summed up the purpose of our name as well as the make up of our group.
Yesterday we changed the seating arrangement to a circle and had a very good discussion on Habakkuk, the first complaint he had to God in the first chapter. Next week hopefully we will get to God’s reply.
We are also going to start a life group to meet on Thursday nights. We will have to see how that goes because there are a lot of kids in the group and some with no kids. We may have to have 2 groups (?). The leaders are also planning activities at least once a month; hopefully more of the couples can become involved in planning those things.
Anyway, thought you would like to know how we are progressing. Dad and I are excited about this group because we see them as the developing leaders in the church and we take seriously our part as mentors and as the ones pushing them to think outside the box and walls of the building. We do not consider ourselves “leaders” in the traditional sense of the word.
Tell Erica hi and give Josiah a hug and kiss. I miss you all and wish we were closer.
Are you being intentional with who you are investing in?