THE ADVENTURE BEGINS…
As you might have heard on Facebook, Twitter, or at Wildwind Church this past Sunday, something big is on the horizon for my family! In July of 2012, we’ll be heading out on our own to start a new church in Flint, Michigan! I realize that Flint has other churches but this project has been on our hearts for years. As long as this has been brewing, the time just never seemed right until now.
We love our city and our neighborhood, and we want to help be a part of bringing something new to life. We don’t have everything figured out yet. We don’t know where we will meet, or who will join us in the effort but we know we have to be faithful to follow the dream that God has given us.
We have been dreaming about creating a community of people who learn to see God active in everything around them. We want to create a space that welcomes transformation and conversation. We want to take the best of what we have been learning at Wildwind Community Church and live it out in our own context . We believe there are people out there who don’t like the idea of church but long to know God. We want to help remove barriers and invite people to experience God wherever they are on their journey. We want to live our lives, much like Jesus did, present to the needs around us. We hope to bring grace, truth, and light with us wherever we go.
July might seem like it’s a long ways away but there is lots of work to be done. In the meantime, we’d appreciate your prayers and would love to hear from you if you think you’d like to be involved! You can keep up with the progress of our journey here at The Green Couch. I’ll still be focusing on Community, Culture, and Conversation but you can count on hearing more about our church-planting adventure from time to time.
Have you ever stepped out into the unknown to follow your dreams? What advice can you offer to help us along on our adventure?