Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Very Cool and Fun Week of Ministry...

Last Tuesday I worked with the some of the staff of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Central IL. My job was to help coach them so that they could clarify (with painful specificity) exactly what it means for them to WIN in their ministry to athletes and coaches. We had a BLAST... and our day flew by because they poured their hearts and minds into our time together.
Last Saturday I had the high honor of training over 40 people (ages 12 to... let's just say over 70) with Cadre Ministries' Ministry Is Relationships training--at First Baptist Church in Bradford, IL.
I love this picture BELOW because it says it all when it comes to the potential for intergenerational connection that can happen at a Ministry Is Relationship training workshop.

Longtime friend, Dave Pikel, from Come to Life Ministries, was a BIG part of the LEAP OF FAITH weekend in Bradford.
The picture BELOW tells me I've been in youth ministry a long time. A group from Streator, IL., showed up for the training in Bradford. The guy on the left, Russ Abbott, was in my youth ministry in Streator almost 20 years ago. Russ is a volunteer youth leader in that same church. That's totally excites me because that is multiplication... but it also concerns me because how old do you have to be to live to see your ministry come full circle???? YIKES! And I still feel so young...
On Sunday I spoke at Chillicothe Bible Church. Below is a picture of Lynn Ferguson's Sunday school class. They are going through Cadre's newest training book for volunteers in the church--Grow, Minister, & Lead--Book #2: The Next Level. Way to go God, Lynn, and CBC!
What a great ride God is giving us on this Cadre journey... thanks for taking it with us!

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