Sunday, July 5, 2009

the greatest team ever

I just finished cleaning up the kitchen and I'm about to turn in. But I can't finish this day without praising God for the wonderful team that He's building to launch Freedom Valley Tulsa.

We had our third launch team meeting this evening, but it was the first one only open to people who are committed to making the move to Tulsa and seeing the church through to its launch date, at least. Wow, what a difference! We had 19 wonderful people tonight. We were missing two very key members of the team, but they had some family stuff they felt like they should be at and I'm glad they saw that as important enough to miss this meeting for.

I shared some info about certain milestones we're reaching and working on reaching in the process moving toward launch, did some teaching and recapped our experience at boot camp last month. But the highlight of the night was when we took time to share with each other what we are facing, what we are feeling and how we all see God moving us into bigger and better things in our lives. I was in awe of these great people putting their "normal" lives aside to follow God's call half-way across the country to plant a church! I was, and still am, in awe of God. He's putting together a team and a plan that I can only see the very front end of. I can't imagine how much He has in store.

Lord, thank you so much. I am so grateful to be part of your plan. A tiny part, but part nonetheless.


jeremiah said...

God made the right choice in calling you to lead that team...I am blessed by observing your obedience to Him.

Alisa Rife said...

You a such a great leader, and you really do have a great team underneath you. =] I will miss you all so much though! =[ You guys are awesome!

Jacob Lewis said...

Praise God!