Tuesday, November 13, 2007

We're Having a Baby!!

Remember when you and your wife first found out you were having a baby? I do. I remember how excited we were to tell everyone the news and how excited everyone was to hear it. Well, now we are having another baby! It’s not a baby, baby. Carol is too old for that! Instead it is a "baby church" and I am just as excited, and nervous as when we found out we were having a real baby.

It was confirmed Sunday night when Carol and I met with three other couples from our home group and shared with them more of our vision for planting a church. We shared with them the name of the church and a vision statement. What amazed and humbled us was their excitement for our vision. It was obvious that God had done a work in their hearts, as well as ours, to prepare us for this moment.
The name of the church is Journey Church. We chose the name because the Christian life is a journey, not just a destination. None of us are there yet. We are all in process to becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. Our vision can be summarized in three words: Discover. . .Dare. . . Dream.
  • Discover Life in Christ
  • Dare to Live in Community
  • Dream of Changing the World
Please join us in prayer as we "labor expectantly" (pun intended) towards the birth of Journey Church. You can let us know you are praying by sending an email to journeycolumbus@gmail.com. Feel free to share your requests with us as well.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

That is absolutely wonderful and exciting news!! Jim and I will be praying for you through this new adventure. We are both so thankful God placed you in our path. I know you have many, many more people to bless! I'll never forget the first time I met you (and Carol) at a neighborhood picnic just after we had all moved in. I wasn't a Christian at that point (as you know)....but I was completely fixated on you and your genuine, calm, kind demeanor. I will be forever grateful to you and Carol for the influence you had on our lives. Now, you have the opportunity touch so many more lives....Wow, I'm excited for you both!!

Nancy said...

That is absolutely wonderful and exciting news!! Jim and I will be praying for you through this new adventure. We are both so thankful God placed you in our path. I know you have many, many more people to bless! I'll never forget the first time I met you (and Carol) at a neighborhood picnic just after we had all moved in. I wasn't a Christian at that point (as you know)....but I was completely fixated on you and your genuine, calm, kind demeanor. I will be forever grateful to you and Carol for the influence you had on our lives. Now, you have the opportunity touch so many more lives....Wow, I'm excited for you both!!

Chris Kelley said...

Awesome! Please keep your progress posted!