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From Multi-site to Church Launch Site

It all started with a vision to reach our community for God’s Glory. It was during the first CCPN Church Planting Conference at Twin Peaks when we knew God wanted us to start a work in Santa Paula, CA with the solid Bible-teaching Calvary Chapels are known for.

Two moments figure as central in establishing the work:

The first was birthed in prayer. The elders of CC Oxnard gathered at a home in Santa Paula for a time of counsel and prayer. The home has a beautiful view of a good part of the city. I was moved to invite the elders to step outside, look over and pray God’s blessing down onto the people. At that moment the seed of a vision was dropped into my heart.

The second moment critical in launching the work was at a men’s fellowship at CC Oxnard. A man recently relocated from Oregon offered his home in Santa Paula as a place for a home Bible study. We’d recently attended the Church-Planting conference at Twin Peaks and were praying for a door to open in the city where we could begin meeting. It was clear God was cultivating the little seed He’d planted in our hearts. The vision began to grow and more people came alongside to assist in the work.

Like many new churches, we’ve faced the challenge of facilities but God has now settled us in the heart of Santa Paula in a permanent home. We are currently a video campus for CC Oxnard with a dedicated ministry team. I teach once a month but as the fellowship here has taken root, we will be phasing the video out and becoming a church plant.

Pastor Fabian Moreno is the campus pastor at Calvary Chapel Santa Paula in California, a satellite site of Calvary Chapel Oxnard. The campus will launch into a church plant in the near future.

Reflections on the Northern California and Nevada Pastors’ & Leaders’ Conference

I just returned from the gathering of the Northern California and Northern Nevada Calvary Chapel leaders hosted by Rich Chaffin of CC Laguna Creek. The team at CCLC did an amazing job of extending hospitality at their beautiful campus. Pastor Rich is insightful, generous, Spirit-led, has a great sense of humor, and is clearly loved by the CC leaders of the area.

The group is diverse like the regions represented. The extent of the diversity is to some extent truly unique. Imagine the areas represented: Silicon Valley tech giants and start-ups alike, Bay Area hipsters and former hippies, Steinbeck-esque farming communities, coastal communities renown for giant redwoods and cannabis, rural mountain communities separated from one another and flatlanders alike. These regions are also known for an uncompromising rugged individuality. That dynamic could be aggravated in a movement of autonomous churches who could function entirely independently. Yet there were about 300 leaders who chose to come together to be encouraged, equipped, edified, and to celebrate the great things that Christ is doing in these days in the world and our movement. They chose to be a truly relational network of churches with a common philosophy and theology.

There is a strong heritage of CCA leadership in the region. Pastors Don McClure and Damian Kyle provided a strong platform. Pastors Rich Chaffin, John Snoderly, Bill Holdridge, and Tim Brown are continuing to provide effective Spirit-led leadership that honors our heritage and is moving forward to advance God’s kingdom in the region. I was blessed as usual by the solid Bible teaching of Pastor David Guzik. But what may have touched me the most was the anointed Bible teaching of Nate and Bill Holdridge. The sense of a father and son who are both gifted teachers, leaders, and pillars in the area was a marvelous picture of the influence of the former and new generations in our movement. Same DNA passed to a new generation and manifest with passion and zeal for the new works that Christ is doing. I was inspired by relatively new church planters like Joshua Sisco in San Francisco and Jared Thomsen in Walnut Creek (East Bay) as well as many other next gen leaders that I got to meet.

The sense of a father and son who are both gifted teachers, leaders, and pillars in the area was a marvelous picture of the influence of the former and new generations in our movement.

The regional leaders had a church-planting panel Q&A where I had an opportunity to share the vision of CCPN and participate along with new and seasoned planters. I’m so glad to see session time in a CCA regional conference devoted to the theme of planting CC churches. Truly the health of our movement is enhanced by celebrating church planting and sharing a vision to encourage it. Lord willing the discussion of church planting at our conferences will become typical; and we will continue to plant healthy CC churches throughout the globe. So despite way too many miles in the car in two days I’m feeling wonderfully refreshed in the Lord.

My only complaint: way too many Giants fans for this So Cal die-hard Dodgers fan.

Pastor Bruce Zachary pastors Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, CA. Find out more at calvarynexus.org. He also serves as the Director of CCPN.

Moving Forward in Mexico City

Pastor Mike Vincent is the Senior Pastor of the Calvary Chapel located in Rosarito, MX. Mike and Sarah Vincent moved to Rosarito Mexico in 2002 as missionaries with a small team to plant a bilingual church called Calvary Chapel Rosarito. Since then, they have witnessed God’s powerful hand at work and the church now ministers to over 1000 people weekly and has had the privilege of raising up and sending out 4 church planters.


Pastor Bruce Zachary and I were blessed to attend the Mexico Pastors Conference located in one of the 10 largest cities in the world, Mexico City! The conference was hosted by Pastors Jonathon Domingo and Fermin IV (both CCPN core team partners) and the event was held at Fermin’s church “Semilla de Mostaza” (mustard seed). This was the first year that this annual conference was for Senior Pastors and their wives only, and that contributed to an intimate setting conducive to fellowship, conversation, and prayer.

The conference teaching format was unique and something that most of us had never experienced.

The conference teaching format was unique and something that most of us had never experienced. Instead of teaching verse by verse through a book of the Bible, we studied the most often mentioned local church in the Bible, the church of Ephesus. Each Pastor was assigned a specific text that related to an aspect of that local church, and they then expounded from the scriptures and applied practical lessons to our local church contexts today.

There was a strong church planting vibe that permeated throughout the conference. Pastor Bruce was able to share the heart and vision of the Calvary Church Planting Network and the Pastors were encouraged to partner with CCPN in their future church planting endeavors. There were several new church planters in attendance that were able to share their testimonies throughout the conference, and I would like to share one of those testimonies with you.

Pastor Lalo and his wife Lilia were sent out of their home church, (Semilla de Mostaza) to plant a church in Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico. Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico with a population of around 4 million, has never had a Calvary Chapel church plant. Lalo and his wife moved there last year with plans to find employment and get involved in the community before they opened the church. But as the word began to leak out that they were coming to plant this church, they were met by a group of people excited to partner with them. Because of this outpouring of support for the church plant, Lalo and Lilia never got around to finding jobs as they were immediately thrust into a young but thriving church. After just one year, their church (Semilla de Mostaza Monterrery) is averaging over 100 adults in attendance! (And they are still using an ipod to help them lead worship!) Please keep this and all of the future Mexico church plants in your prayers!

After just one year, their church (Semilla de Mostaza Monterrery) is averaging over 100 adults in attendance! (And they are still using an ipod to help them lead worship!)

Presently Mexico, with the most Calvary Chapel churches internationally outside of the USA, is a hotbed of missions work and church planting. As we met and prayed and discussed and strategized, the excitement surrounding church planting and the part that CCPN will play continued to build. Thankfully many of CCPN’s core materials including the Church planting manual and the Coaching manual have already been translated into Spanish, with several more translations in the works!

As we met and prayed and discussed and strategized, the excitement surrounding church planting and the part that CCPN will play continued to build.

God has great things planned for the Calvary Chapel movement in Mexico, and CCPN has and will continue to play a great part in the church planting movement in Mexico. 


 Have you registered yet for ReEngage 14??? Check out more info here.

Why ReEngage 14 Is For You!

Pastor Bruce Zachary (CCPN Director) & Senior Pastor of Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, CA.


There are several reasons why you should invest your resources and time to attend this year’s conference at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa 9.29-30.14. To Equip — To Encourage — To Engage

To Equip: Starting a new churchis often the most difficult challenge that a church planter will experience in his life. This reality is a catalyst to ensure that we are responsible to invest resources to ensure that they are equipped for the task. Mentors need to be better equipped to train planters and planters need to receive training and resources that are consistent with our movement. We need to ensure the accurate and effective transmission of the Calvary Chapel DNA [our philosophy of ministry and theology] so that healthy CC churches are established. This year’s conference line-up of main session speakers and workshop leaders are well known, gifted, and leaders in our movement. Most importantly they will address practical and critical aspects of the equipping process. Furthermore, they will be available to those that attend to talk, equip, and encourage you in the process. You simply won’t get that experience by seeking resources on-line.

“We need to ensure the accurate and effective transmission of the Calvary Chapel DNA [our philosophy of ministry and theology] so that healthy CC churches are established.”

To Encourage: Gathering with other like-minded pastors, aspiring planters, and other leaders in various stages of the process of planting strengthens each participant. The opportunity to hear from others beyond our generally limited areas provides strength and comfort for the task at hand. The experience of gathering with familiar friends and making new friends who are passionate about church planting, the CC movement, and the greater Kingdom of God – people from all over the globe – is inspiring. You will discover that many of the concerns and fears: it is too complicated, too time consuming, too costly, or it will hurt the sending church were simply lies from the enemy of men’s souls. Until you hear it face to face from peers, and others in the trenches you are unlikely to take the necessary steps of faith to move forward in the process. You will be encouraged to be strong and of good courage and to cross the Jordan River and experience the Promised Land of church planting.

To Engage: There are potential mentors and prospective planters who have thought about the idea of church planting and been attracted to the concept. They have taken a peek at some resources or heard some exciting news and wondered, “God is this something that you are calling me (us) to?” They’ve been curious but have not engaged. Although they keep sensing, “Some day we are going to do that” they haven’t for months or even years. Committing resources for church planting is a catalyst to engage. By carving out time in your schedule and encouraging others to attend you begin to engage in the process and then it is only natural supernaturally to find yourself advancing God’s kingdom through church planting.

“By carving out time in your schedule and encouraging others to attend you begin to engage in the process and then it is only natural supernaturally to find yourself advancing God’s kingdom through church planting.”

So register, bring a team, invite prospective planters, mentors, and their wives, and be equipped, be encouraged and engage in church planting!


 Register for ReEngage 14 here!

Young Pastors in the Future of Calvary Chapel

Pastor Zach Vestnys is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Petaluma. Zach is married to Kara and they have four children, Abby, Timmy, Elly and Galilee.  Follow Zach on Twitter, @zachvccp.

A summary of my experience at the Senior Pastor’s Conference

at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa this year.

I’ve always felt a bit like an outsider.  I would consider myself a third generation “Calvary guy”.  Pastor Chuck was obviously the first generation and from his ministry God did a great work that brought a whole new generation of pastors and churches.  I feel blessed and fortunate to have grown up in one of those churches under one of those pastors, Jon Courson at Applegate Christian Fellowship.  There I grew in my love for Jesus, His Word, and His church.  So much so that at age fifteen I felt the call and desire to be in ministry and set out to serve the Lord in any opportunity that He opened to me.  As I pursued each opportunity, I never would have anticipated that I would be the senior pastor, at age 24, of a church in Petaluma California, that was started by another man and handed to me.  I can remember going to my first senior pastor’s conference and feeling so excited and privileged that I could be there. But as the years went by, and the challenges of ministry set in, I discovered that there was a feeling growing in me that was unsettling.  The feeling that I was an outsider.  After all, I wasn’t there when Jesus moved, I wasn’t even born.  Nobody said that, no one treated me that way, it was a feeling inside of me that I wrestled with.  I would hear guys talk about the great things that God had done during the Jesus Movement and I realized that my sense of awe and amazement, overtime, gave way to feeling out of place because I hadn’t experienced any of it.  I also noticed over time that my initial desire for God to move again, in power to revive His people, gave way to a hopelessness that it just wasn’t going to happen again.  I wasn’t there then, and I missed it.  So what now?  Here I was ministering in “no man’s land”, destined to live in the generation between revivals.  I believed that God would revive again.  I believed that God’s work was not through, but that somehow my fate was to live in the generation of declension and demise.  Somehow I had drawn the straw of living in the time characterized by corruption and darkness before the light shines.  I missed the revival by just around ten years.

Please keep in mind that I didn’t know all this was happening to me.  I would not have been able to articulate it.  It was a slow, almost undetectable cooling.  Overtime this creeping desperation and discouragement, that was beginning to border on cynicism, sunk its fangs into my heart and the poison began to have its effect. To top it all off, the only senior pastor’s conference I’ve ever missed was last year’s, because I had decided to take my wife and our two older kids (10,9) to Kenya to share in the mission work that our church supports.  I missed Pastor Chuck’s last conference, his final exhortation, and the nail seemed to be driven in to the coffin of my being an outsider, a step-child of sorts. Once again all I heard in my head was, “you weren’t there”. This was the heart that I brought to the pastor’s conference this year.  My heart was discouraged, defeated, and hard.

But the most amazing thing happened.  Throughout the course of the conference, from speaker to speaker, I heard men, with tender hearts, who were there in the Jesus Movement, say, “we’ve never been here before and we need to seek the Lord together”. I don’t know that I can explain exactly why or how, but I want to simply describe what I felt the Lord do. It felt as though the doors flung wide open, to a club that I was never qualified to be a part of, and the invitation was given, “Come in! Come in! Because we’ve never been here before.”  Something clicked for me. I was no longer one of the few guys that “wasn’t there”.  I was now a part of a great group of men who had, “never been here.”  But that was just it, I was there with them in a place we’ve never been.  It felt like a fresh start.  It felt like the seeds of Revival in my heart were planted.  I felt a fresh breath of air fill my lungs and a deep desire fill my heart to seek the Lord and need His Spirit again.  Jesus was moving.  It might have only been me but I suspect there were others, whose hearts were revived in the hope that though we may have missed the first Jesus Movement, He can move again, and we should ask Him to. We should live, labor, serve, give, and sacrifice all that we have believing He will.  I wasn’t there then, and I can’t change that, but I’m here now and believing that Jesus wants to move changes everything.  Thank you to everyone who served, gave, and labored so that we could come and be refreshed and revived.  Jesus was moving and I was so grateful to be there this time.

This article was originally posted on the Calvary Chapel website, you can view the article here.

Ephesus: Exponential Influence and Expansion (Pt. 2)

Ed Compean pastors Calvary Chapel Githurai, in Nairobi, Kenya. For more info, go to the church website at calvarygithurai.org. This is Part 2 of a 2-part blog series on the church in Ephesus. You can read Part 1 here.

Ephesus had Exponential Expansion 

Revelation chapters two and three record letters Jesus wrote to a cluster of churches that came from the plant at Ephesus. Paul infers in Colossians, that Epaphras planted a cluster of three churches in the Lycus River Valley, which included one of the Revelation churches, but also Colossae and Hierapolis (Col 4:13). Since Paul had never been to Colossae, we can presume Epaphras received his training in Ephesus. This also allows us to discern the seven churches of Revelation are far from an exhaustive list of the local churches that resulted from the initial plant at Ephesus.

Ephesus not only exponentially expanded the influence of the Body of Christ through a local cluster of churches in Asia Minor, but they took advantage of the cross-cultural people in their midst to expand influence cross-culturally. Aquila and Priscilla helped establish the church in Ephesus as refugees from persecution in Rome, but several years later they had apparently returned to that city and planted a church in their home (Rom 6:2). They were just two of over 25 people Paul greets by name, plus multiple households, in Romans 16. One of those people is Epaenetus, who Paul calls the first convert in Asia Minor (Rom 16:6). All those relationships and influence for Christ was in a city he had not been to, but God had used him to impart an expectation to expand the Body of Christ.

What We Can Take Away from Ephesus Church Plant

Since October 2012 the Lord has allowed Calvary Church Planting Network much influence with direct impact on at least 25 Calvary Chapel church plants. The network has begin to train and mobilize 133 mentors with 366 potential church planters for what appears to be a very fruitful next season. Those numbers are good, and worthy of praising God for, but the pace is slow and the task in front remains overwhelming. The work is important because Jesus gave His life for it. It seems preparing for a movement rather than a single plant would be profitable and good. God’s word gives that example.

The work is important because Jesus gave His life for it. It seems preparing for a movement rather than a single plant would be profitable and good.

A few hundred words on a blog will not solve the problem of the need for more churches to teach through the Bible and have a healthy view of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. It is certainly not the place to offer training. Instead this is a small Bible study with an emphasis to think and act towards church planting movements and not only single plants. This will be best done by encouraging planters to glean from Ephesus and its ability to train leaders to plant in its regions and beyond. It is doing what Paul told the pastor at Ephesus to do, “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2 Tim 2:2).

Where Do I Start? (CCBC Class Pt. 3)

Each Monday, we go back to school at Calvary Chapel Bible College as I take you through my church planting class. So far in this series, we’ve covered What Church Planting Is and Is Not, as well as The Calling and Equipping.

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Where do I start? That was the main question we answered today during Day 3 of Church Planting Class. We began with the unglamorous and often unmentioned side of Church Planting – the business side.

Some authors have paralleled Jesus to a CEO and try to pull business principles from His ministry. Although He was the greatest leader the world has ever known and we have endless things to learn from Him, I don’t like viewing Him as a CEO and I definitely don’t think His Church should be viewed as a start-up business. We’re His bride, not His project.

However, for any church to have longevity, there are certain legal and structural guidelines that must be followed. Everything from the incorporation process (including bylaws and a board of directors) to 501(c)(3) applications and payroll. Jesus said to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s” and like it or not, “Caesar” may be more involved than many people realize!

Jesus said to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s” and like it or not, “Caesar” may be more involved than many people realize!

Like anything though, there must be a balance. If you overlook the business side of the church, it won’t last. But if you run the church entirely as a business, it will prevent you from taking steps of faith. After all, there have been quite a few times in just my 3 years of planting Awaken that I’ve undertaken a project or outreach that didn’t exactly measure up on paper (The Uprising)!

If you overlook the business side of the church, it won’t last. But if you run the church entirely as a business, it will prevent you from taking steps of faith.

In addition to the un-glamorous business side of the church, we also talked about the practical side of how to figure out where to go, and some things to keep in mind when you first get to your city.

We watched a quick video from a friend of mine, Chuck Musselwhite, a Calvary Pastor in California. I also passed on some helpful links:

CCPN: http://calvarychurchplanting.org

Here you can get resources to either be mentored as a church planter or mentor other church planters. You can also listen to and watch sessions from their ReEngage Conference that they had last year. You can hear great, practical stuff from Brian Broderson, David Guzik, Ed Stetzer, and more! (I hear the blog is great, too!)

Calvary’s main website: http://calvarychapel.com

On Calvary’s main site, you can check out the church locator to get an idea of an area of the US or the world where they could benefit from a Calvary. You can search within a 1,000-mile radius by zip code, state, or city!

Calvary Chapel Association: http://calvarychapelassociation.com

Once you have a place in mind and/or you’ve already moved there or begun the process, you can go to the CCA site to begin the affiliation process. By selecting the region of the US or world that you’re in, you can find out which pastor(s) to contact to get the ball rolling on affiliation with Calvary Chapel.

We also covered some practical things to think about before and during the launch of the church. We discussed the importance of a vision statement that’s concise and catchy, that communicates why your church exists. We talked about the pros and cons of different types of church planting timelines: denominational, interest meetings, preview services, and the route I took, “Hit the ground running!”

One of the most practical parts of the day was a 15-minute personal project where each person scoured the Bible for practical examples of people who used what was in their hands to benefit others and glorify God. There were tons of great examples which led to great discussion: things like David’s slingshot and harp-playing skills, Esther’s position as queen, Tabitha’s clothes-making skills, the boy who gave Jesus his lunch, Moses’ staff, Paul’s prison sentence, and so much more. Some of the examples seemed positive, others seemed negative, but the point was simple: God uses ordinary things for extraordinary purposes.

The goal of the exercise was to help us all understand that we are probably much more equipped then we realize. We refuse to allow a perceived need to prevent us from preaching the Gospel. We’ll embrace our limitations, get creative, and use what’s in our hands to benefit others and glorify God.

We refuse to allow a perceived need to prevent us from preaching the Gospel. We’ll embrace our limitations, get creative, and use what’s in our hands to benefit others and glorify God.

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Church Planting: Trusting His Timing

This is Part 3 of a blog series by Pastor Joey Roper about his journey through the church planting process. Make sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 as well.

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All throughout the Scriptures we see that God is at work and yet somehow in His grace He decides to include us to be a part of His work. This was something that He was teaching me in a fresh way as we began to live on the conference center/bible college campus. God was at work and before He would send us back to Germany to plant a new church, there were still many things that He would need to do in us.

Within the first few weeks of living on the campus, the Lord opened up two part-time jobs for me. One would be working with the conference center in the house cleaning department (which my wife loved by the way) and the other would be teaching through the Minor Prophets with the bible college. Through these new open doors, God once again began to teach me about service (through housecleaning) and His sovereignty (through teaching the minor prophets). Another deep work that the Lord did in our lives while living in Murrieta, was in the area of faith. We were not going anywhere, we were not on the foreign mission field, and yet our faith was being stretched more than any other time in our lives. He was calling us to trust Him in many different areas of our lives. Looking back at that time now, I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.

As time went on, we began to seek the Lord for His timing and His location for us in Germany. In April of 2012 my wife and I went back to Germany for one week to renew our visas and to pray over a city in Southern Germany. Through this trip one of our questions was answered. When would we be going back? We would all need to be back in Germany by October 2012, but where would we be going?

To make the story short, we began to pray over four different cities in Germany. Out of the four, three of them were cities where people were asking us to pray over and consider to either plant a new church or take over an existing church. The fourth city was a location that we had never been to, knew no one there, and no one was asking us to start a church there. But as time went on and we continued to pray the Lord began to constantly bring up this city all over the place in Southern California. Believing that the Lord was calling us there, I prayed one final prayer. “Lord, if it is You, bid us to come.” Within the next few days the Lord answered that prayer and said, “Come.” Hamburg, Germany would be it! Although we had never been there and didn’t know one person in the city, we knew that the Lord was inviting us to His work in the city of Hamburg. In September of 2012 we, as a family, flew back to Germany making our steps to Hamburg.

If you are in the process of waiting upon the Lord, be reminded of this: where He currently has you is exactly where He wants you. As you continue to seek Him for the next steps, know that He is using your current situation to prepare you for the work that He is calling you to. Trust Him in His timing.

As you continue to seek Him for the next steps, know that He is using your current situation to prepare you for the work that He is calling you to.

 

Joey Roper

www.ropersingermany.com

www.citylighthamburg.de

Church Planting: Letting Go

Letting go. This is where it all started for us. Hello, my name is Joey Roper. My family and I are missionaries in Hamburg, Germany. We previously assisted the work at Calvary Chapel Herborn, Germany for three years before the Lord called us here to Hamburg. It was toward the end of the second year there that I really began to become interested in all things concerning church planting. I was listening to teachings, reading blogs, watching some friends of mine be raised up and sent out to start new churches, and my heart was being stirred. The more I followed along, the more I desired to step out and plant a church as well. But let me first rewind…

Assisting in a work first

Back in 2006, while I was serving as the Jr. High pastor at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, I led a team on a short-term mission trip to Herborn, Germany. During that trip, the Lord began to stir my heart in regards to moving to Germany with my family as missionaries. So I began to share these things with one of my best friends who was also on the mission field. He began to share with me that if the Lord was truly leading us to move to another country and to plant a new church, it would be best to first come alongside an existing work before starting out on our own. This way we would have the chance to not only assist in the work, but we would also have the time to learn the language, the culture, the mindset of the people, and so much more before leading a work. Looking back, I am so grateful that he shared these words of wisdom with me as they have proved to be true. So in turn, I would share these words of wisdom with you as well. Especially if you are considering going to a country that you do not fluently speak the language. Take the time to come and learn the language, culture, and the mindset of the people first – this will help you in the long run. We did just that and moved to Germany in September of 2008.

Take the time to come and learn the language, culture, and the mindset of the people first.

Letting go of it

We had been serving alongside the work at CC Herborn, learning the language, developing friendships, and learning many important lessons. We had hit many “walls” that many missionaries hit in the first few years. Through these difficult times we would constantly seek the Lord if we were to remain or if He was calling us on. Time after time, He would tell us that we were to remain and to be faithful. It was after 2 ½ years of serving at CCH, that I prayed something that changed the course of our future. I surrendered church planting to the Lord. I let go of it. I put it in His hands and let Him decide if He would even call us to it or not. Once I did that, this huge “weight” was lifted from my shoulders. I can honestly say that the “weight” was not something that God had put upon me, but it was something that I did to myself. Shortly after that time, my wife and I began to pray once again if we were to remain or if He was calling us on. This time He began to speak to us that it was time to move on. After finishing three years of serving the precious people at CCH the Lord began to move us on. But where to? This will be in our next post.

May I end this post by encouraging you today? If you sense the Lord calling you to church planting and it continues to burn more and more in your heart, it may be that you need to do as I did – surrender it. Let go of it and let His will be done.

Remember that He is good and trust Him!

God Bless you!

If you sense the Lord calling you to church planting and it continues to burn more and more in your heart, it may be that you need to do as I did – surrender it. Let go of it and let His will be done.