I've shared on other sites and through e-mails to groups but some of you reading this may not be connected to me in any other way, so, my apologies for not checking in sooner, it's one of the things I hope to do better going forward.
So, where is Elk Creek...this past year saw us celebrate 225 years as an active church, we are a small traditional (according to the standards of church size) body of believers striving to grow in our faith in Jesus, preaching God's word every Sunday morning, studying God's word on Sunday night, and drawing together on Wednesday evenings to pray, that's where we are, but I believe God has bigger plans.
For some, that sounds ordinary, maybe even dull, what about the big programs, where are the small groups...but for me, Jesus is anything but ordinary, and the Word of God isn't dull, and my heart would love to see more, more people, more programs, more groups...but what I really want to see is more authentic Christians, so that the programs center on Christ, and the groups are focused not only on hearing but growing in Christ. Forget about big numbers, challenge a few, train them up, watch Him move.
It's been good talking to you again, I'll check back in soon.