Sunday, October 14, 2012

Off to Romania

Currently I sit in the Altanta airport listening to football and awaiting my flight to Amsterdam.
This trips takes me to Sibiu in Romania.  This is an important ministry meeting of the core team of the Future Send project.  For those of you who have followed my newsletters, you may remember that OC has committed to looking at the future of missionary sending from the US in light of the deep change in the American culture and Church.
After about six months of Skype or technology based meetings, it was time to intensify the work via a face-to-face meeting.  The purpose of the week is for the seven of us to review our output objectives for the next two years and begin to shape them into specific activities that will take us where we need to go.
One key commitment of the team is that this process not be simply another 'planning' exercise, but rather that we combine good research, innovation, and listening to the Holy Spirit into a search for the future God has for OC.  I invite you to pray with us that God would clearly lead us.  In my quiet time this morning, I was studying Galatians 5:16 - "But I say , walk by the Spirit , and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh."  Pray that we might walk closely to Christ by His Spirit this week and therefore avoid the traps of fleshly planning.
Thank you in advanced for your part through prayer in this important effort.