Monday, October 22, 2012

Day 1 in Honduras

Today began at 2:53am CST.  I packed my bags into my car, drove to Matt's house, transferred my bags to his car, we picked up Kyle (he had to carry one of his bags on his lap).  We arrived at TIA, met the rest of the team and checked in.  A quick flight to Houston and then a fairly short one to Tegucigalpa (which is said to be the 2nd most dangerous airport in the world) and we're on the ground in Honduras!

We ate a quick lunch at Church's Chicken (just like we never left home) and then took a death-defying  2- hour bus trip down to Choluteca.  Now, we're taking a break in our hotel.  Dinner is at 6pm tonight and tomorrow we begin our first day of ministry.

I want to thank all my friends and family who gave financially and have prayed for me on this trip.  Keep the prayers coming.  I'm asking for God to do big things in the lives of the people we minister to, but also in my life and the lives of those on our team.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Culture takes time, focus and resources to develop

This morning, I was wrestling with God about the state of church-planting in my state.  I love Oklahoma and want to see more new, life-giving churches planted here.  I have a deep frustration in my heart about the state of things   I also know I have a lot to offer in fixing what I see as the problem. Here is a recurring thought I have as I process my prayer time this morning.

If our pastors and churches don't live and breathe a culture of church planting, the efforts and initiatives of our denominations and districts will amount to very little.  Culture, not programs are what our churches will reproduce. Culture takes time, focus and resources to develop.  It takes even more time, focus and resources to change.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Look at Brad's coaching story

A Summit Trek Pastors groups is a once-monthly, all-day meeting where pastors get real about themselves and their struggles.  You'll learn volumes about leadership and be coached by your facilitator and your peers.  But that's not even the best part.  The friendships you'll build are worth more than any of the ministry gains you'll see.

This is my friend Brad Farnsworth talking about his journey with a Summit Trek Coaching group.  I have room to facilitate a couple new groups beginning after the first of the year.  If you are interested in forming a group in your city, let me know.  You can reach me at 918.519.0938 or

Brad Farnsworth from Jason Fitch on Vimeo.

I'm looking forward to starting the journey with you!