Here's how you can pray for our new church this week:
1. Tomorrow we meet for the first time with our Core Team! I'm so excited to have a team of 8 men and women to join us in planning, strategizing, and executing our vision for a new church in North Oshawa. We're beginning our time together with an 8-week discipleship series, going through the book Don't Invite Them to Church by Karen Wilk together. Please pray that we'll be open to God's presence and work in and through us, and that - together - we'll become a beautiful picture of God's Kingdom here in North Oshawa.
2. This week marks one year since we left Seattle to move to Oshawa. This makes me both miss our old home, and feel grateful for our new home. Yesterday, while preaching in another church and sharing with others what we're up to here, I had the profound sense that I'm right where God wants me to be, and I'm so grateful for that. Praise God!
3. As we head into the next phase of life for our new community, I have finances on the brain. While we're meeting our fundraising goals so far, as our rhythm of life changes in our new church, our resourcing needs will change with it - and that's a good thing! But, join me in praying for God's continued provision for us as we enter into next steps in our adventure, with upcoming dreams of opening a community space, leaning into more regular worship, and equipping all of us to love and serve our neighbours.
Thanks for supporting God's work in our neighbourhood!