Every 3 years our denomination, Churches of God General Conference, hosts an all denomination meeting for as many as possible to gather together to celebrate the past and look forward to the future. To be honest I made that first sentence sound much more exciting than what it really is. There will be a lot of reports and parliamentary procedure to come in the next few days, but hopefully it will all be worth it.
I’m here for a couple of reasons. First, since I’m a new church plant this year they are paying for a lot of my expenses. Second, is they are allowing me to speak briefly and cast some vision of what we’re going to be doing in Harrisburg. Please pray for us that others would hear the vision and feel compelled to partner with us by praying, supporting us financially and by sending short-term missions teams to help with various projects we’ll be doing this summer and fall. The third reason to come was because Ed Stetzer is the keynote speaker and a small group of us will be having some private meetings with him to pick his brain and get some insight into the state of the church in the United States. Ed is one of the premier thinkers in Christianity today and I’m looking forward to meeting him after having heard him speak in the past a number of times. One last reason for being here…just getting to hang with some of my fellow pastors who are in the trenches week after week trying to bring God’s Kingdom to the earth. Looking forward to hanging with my peeps.