Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday, May 30th

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
-Romans 15:13

"There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it."
-Brother Lawrence

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday, May 29th

This is my final Sunday here in Findlay with our Parkview church family. We are incredibly grateful to God for the opportunity to spend time again with this fantastic group of Christ followers.

- Since I am going down to Houston for a few weeks prior to our "big" move, I am asking that you pray for our family while we are apart, and for my initial travels.

- Although we are still a few months from needing the space, please pray for God to help us find the right place to rent/meet as a church.

- Please pray for the people that are a part of our core group, and for those that will join us over the next few months.

- Please pray for the men who are providing accountability for me, and additional guidance for C3: Ron Richards; Charlie Patchett; Ed Winegar.

- As always, I would be grateful for you to pray that my example is Christ-honoring and authentic.

Thank you!

In Him We Live,


Monday, May 26, 2008

Monday, May 26th

What a great weekend! Here are some updates on things you have been praying for- we are really celebrating what God is doing!

- Our coffee house event at Springs of Life went really well! Seating was pretty much at capacity most of the evening, and we were able to share lots of great information about Convergence in between music sets from the band. Most individuals took a partner card with them, as well as a bookmark with this blog address on it, so we are praying for more partners to join us in the coming weeks. We also had one individual return a card that night to join us as a prayer partner, and several left small gifts which will completely offset the costs of the material we brought to the event, plus some.

- In the area of our family's relocation: We made an offer on a house last week, and the sellers accepted the offer on Saturday night! Needless to say, we are very excited to have found a place to live! Please keep praying with us for all the remaining elements associated with closing on a house.

Thanks so much for bringing these things to God- I hope you'll join us today in thanking Him!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Saturday, May 24

In just a few hours, we will be at the Springs of Life Coffee House in Findlay for the C3 worship/information event.

Please pray that we will be able to lead people in worship, and that I (Jeff) can communicate the vision of Convergence Church clearly and authentically.

Please pray for those that will attend. Our hope is that people will only respond to our invitation to become C3 partners if there is a genuine interest- it's not about guilt or "obligation"!

Thanks so much for praying!

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday, May 21st

With just a little over 2 weeks until my move, I would like to ask you to pray for my family. I will be in Houston for about 3 weeks or so before our "big move," while the girls finish up school and Tam finishes up her job. I don't like to be away from my family very long, and this will be tough for all of us.

Please continue praying for the event coming up this Saturday at the Springs of Life coffee house here in Findlay. As I've mentioned, it will be part music, and part informational meeting about the new church. Last night's rehearsal went really well, and we are grateful for the amazing friends we have at the Parkview church who have stepped up to help us get things ready.

We are still in the middle of making some pretty big housing decisions. Please keep praying that we will have the wisdom to make the most God-honoring choice.

Thanks for being a C3 prayer partner!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday, May 19th

As we start off a new week, here are some ongoing needs that we would be privileged to have you pray about:

- Our focus: Christ. Before anything else, please pray that every leader and core member will clearly show that our love for Christ is what compels us to live each day, and to be a part of planting a new church. I (Jeff) would especially ask that you pray for me- that in my leadership, it is clear that I submit to Jesus and His leadership.

- Our core group. Please pray for everyone who will come along at the beginning of this adventure. (Being a part of a church plant at the beginning is exciting, but it is also a lot of work and a real commitment.)

- New people. This request is HUGE! Even before we have our first "official" meeting in January, we will meet in small groups and serve in the community. Please pray with us that these elements, and things like them, will give us opportunities to connect with people and build real friendships- and hopefully show people something that makes them really curious about us!

Thanks so very much for being a C3 prayer partner! Your ministry is vital to this new church!

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." -Colossians 4:2

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday, May 15

Earlier this week, I mentioned that I had been invited to organize an event at a local bookstore/coffee house that will include worship music and information about the Convergence church plant. That date has been set for May 24th, and a great team of our friends and musicians from the Parkview church have agreed to help us. What a praise!

Please continue to pray with us that this event will glorify God and allow us to share about Convergence with people who may become our partners in this Kingdom work!

We also have major opportunities that are in the works regarding where we will live. Please pray that God's will is done in this area.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday, May14

Lots of things could be happening today in the area of housing for our family. Please join us in praying for wisdom and direction from our great God! Thanks so much!

In Him We Live,


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday, May 11

As we begin this journey through prayer, please allow me to begin by thanking you. There aren't words to adequately express how grateful I am that you have chosen to partner with us in this most important way. Your decision to pray for C3 is enormous!

- Please pray for Ron this week as he continues to take the lead on important legal issues, such as our non-profit and tax exempt status.

- Pray for the healthy formation of a strong core group over the next few months, and for strength, boldness and conviction for each individual and family that commits to joining this adventure.

- Please join Tamara and I as we pray for wisdom concerning where specifically in the area our family will live.

- I (Jeff) have been invited to organize an event at a local coffee house in Findlay that will be part worship service, part informational meeting about the new church. Please pray that God is glorified and that I can communicate the mission of the new church to people who may become our long-distance partners in the journey!

Again, thanks so much for partnering with us in prayer!