In just 2 short weeks from now, I am off to Lusaka, Zambia. My trip is centred around an opportunity that I have to teach at Hope College, a pastors ministry training college headed up by ministries (i.e. leaders) within our network of churches.
I am looking forward to this visit on several fronts. Continue reading
Our church, Cornerstone, works closely with the family of churches known as Lifelink International. Therefore, a few times a year, we have the opportunity to travel to be with the leaders of our churches based in the UK. And they also come to visit us every few months. This is flows out of the understanding that church at its core is relational. This is not the only way to express relationship amongst churches working together, but it is a very helpful way. Such opportunities provide encouragement and strength to the leaders and churches working together.
For the next 2 weeks, I am excited to head over to England for just this – to be with church leaders, interact with staff and students at our ministry college (Trinity School of Theology), and see what God is doing around the globe amongst those with whom we have the opportunity to work.
So, I head off to the Eurostar very soon. I hope to post an article this week, one building off some thoughts that have come from my recent review of Eugene Peterson’s book, Eat This Book. And of course, though we shall see how it all unfolds, I do hope to post some thoughts next week on Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins. I’m just over halfway through with it now.