On our way today to Grand Rapids Michigan to meet with several dozen church leaders who want to talk family ministry. It probably won’t bring us a break in the cold snap we’re going through here in the north (Grand Rapids really has the same weather as we do).
I’m stoked because we get to meet with about 75 church leaders who want to talk about family ministry. As a Canadian, that’s inspiring because it’s hard to find 75 church leaders in Canada who connect casually about anything.
There are far fewer churches (and hence far fewer church leaders) in Canada than in the U.S., even if you measure per capita rather than in raw numbers. That’s why I get very excited when Canadian church leaders get together too. Next week, I’ll spend half a day with eight lead pastors from Ontario as we meet to discuss common issues. Earlier this month, I spend half a day with a different group of Toronto area pastors for the same purpose. Canadian church leaders need to get together more often! Our denominations are all over the map, but our cause is the same. We need each other.
Hey — can I ask you for a favour? Today, pray for church leaders everywhere. As I meet leaders all over the place, I find they are usually under-encouraged and in need of all the support they can get. When we pray, pool our efforts and support each other, amazing things happen — like the Kingdom of God advances. Thanks in advance for that today!