It has been nearly two months since my last blog post and there are some major changes to report.
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others" is a motto we strive to live by. While we have a wonderful community scattered around the globe, the community we have been developing here locally in Phoenix is still fairly thin. So after much wrestling in prayer and listening to wise counsel, I have decided to begin pursuing full time pastoral work here in the U.S. We don't see this as a step backwards at all, but we believe such a move has the potential to create a community of people who are passionate about mission.
So, I need your help. Pastors know churches looking for pastors. Please forward this blog post to your pastor, asking if he knows of any churches looking for a pastor. If you yourself know of churches which are passionate about mission and which are looking for a lead/senior pastor, teaching pastor, or mission pastor, please let me know! I would love to talk with them.
A second major change which has occurred is that our church here in Phoenix with whom we have been trying to partner over the past couple of years has lost its pastor. Earlier this month I had the privilege of preaching on the first Sunday we were without a pastor. I addressed what Scripture says a church should be looking for in a pastor. You can listen to my message The Good Pastor in its entirety, or you can listen to a short clip below. Thanks for your help in passing the word along!