25 May 2006

Megan and I have been having church with some folks on the east side of town on Lime Street; a house church plant out of Weaverland Mennonite. How did we find them? Dawn (one of Megan's bride's maids and college/current friend) and Greg Yoder (newer but dear friend for me) are part of the church planting team that founded and lead the group and they, after telling us about it a few times and us going on and on about what we want to do church/community wise, they invited us to visit. Upon arriving that first week over two months ago we discovered that they would start reading CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE by Richard Foster together. That coupled with the feel of a functional group with an active purpose has us committed to stay at least through the book. Darin Horst, one of the other founders, and the Yoder's were over last week to pray with us about the vision Megan and I have to plant a house church and live in community. It was a great time of sharing of our visions and stories.

How did I forget to mention this? I suppose having written it in a number of emails or given it enthusiastic mention in conversation that I had documented it's existence here. Alas I had not.

Tonight we will start attending a summer small group from Millersville University Christian Fellowship of which Duane Metzler is the pastor. You may remember Duane as the pastor who did the vows/communion portion of our wedding ceremony. He asked us to a planning meeting for their summer groups and upon the group coming up with some ideas for topics I suggested a few books. In this group the goal is to talk about and through social/religious issues and Christian living and, of course, their interplay. So of course this ends up entailing and adjusting everything but this is a good theme to approach it from. As our guide we will be using Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo's ADVENTURES IN MISSING THE POINT which came out in paperback at the beginning of the year. I read most of it about a year and a half ago but am enjoying the refresher.

Please keep Megan and I in your prayers as we discern the timing and placing of our visions. Pray also that God refines and corrects our vision when needed.

1 comment:

jason said...

hey chris,

krista and i haven't forgotten that we still want to get together with you sometime before we move to boston. it's good to hear that you're still loving married life...we still are after over 2 years now. (not that that's super long)

we will be in CA until July 4th when we will be flying in and then at adam and joy's for 7/4 festivities. maybe between then and july 13th would be ideal...

see ya,

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