We had a great board meeting in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks for praying. The JCG group “board” can best be described as a team. We actually like each other. We do ministry together. We work together for the same end–resouring the worldwide cell church. Here’s an example of what happened:
We spent the morning answering the following questions:
-What event/experience/ relationship do you take great joy in since we last met? Please share something that is personal and not related to church life.
-What has been a struggle or burden for you since we last met? Please share something that is personal and not related to church life.
-If you could change one thing about your life right now, then what would it be? Please share something that is personal and not related to church life.
-What was a point of celebration for you in the church where you serve (since we last met)? What failure did you experience in the church where you serve (since we last met)?
Powerful questions that I’d recommend that you use sometime! We shared deeply, prayed, and then went to lunch–Fuddruckers has been our traditional lunch spot for the last four years.
In the evening I reminded everyone that we are a ministry that resources the worldwide cell church through:
o Internet resourcing
o Coaching and seminars
o Publishing arm
After affirming and discussing our vision, we laid out the talking points for the next day. We went to our rooms to pray, relax, and prepare ourselves for the next day. I loved running on the beach that evening. I ran beyond the second pier to a place in where God’s creation reigned. God always speaks to me there. I wasn’t disappointed.
At 9 a.m. we were ready to roll. We discussed new and better ways to financially support the ministry, day with Joel Comiskey/Mario Vega, a cell church networking group, reaching the post-modern generation, how to fine-tune theÂ blogging, improving our web presence, and how to better connect with churches not familiar with the cell church movement.
We will fill you in on many more details soon.
With regard to this blog, we will blog Monday-Thursday, leaving the weekend clear. Mario Vega, a JCG board member, has agreed to blog regularly on Thursday. I’ll blog on Monday, Rob Campbell on Tuesday, Steve Cordle on Wednesday, and Mario on Thursday (when Mario can’t do it, I’ll replace him). Jeff Tunnell, a cell church pastor in Big Bear, will pinch hit for us. We’d also like to have more blog interviews with those in the cell battle–like yourselves!
We’re excited how God has raised up JCG and continues to use this ministry. We also expect Him to use us in the future.
p.s.: I’ve combined today’s blog with Monday’s blog.