Friday, April 18, 2008
Our adventurous week continued with a hike along the water in Oakville. It was great for me to spend some time just Jackson and I while we waited for Kristen to finish tutoring. I am looking forward to the years to come when Jackson and I can play catch or football on the beach.
Anyways, I thought I might share some thoughts as it has been about a month since I last signed in!
Hope all is well with everyone in Cyber land.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Barristing at the Coffee House -
This is something I lamented having to do and I figured I would just put my time in and have fun with the other aspects of the job. But it only took a few shifts for me to realize that Barristing may be the most important part of my learning. You see every shift I have worked has allowed me to connect to people who are changing who I am. For example, yesterday I was spending time with one my friends, a 50 year old man who has spent most of his life in hostels and hospitals, he has an obvious mental illness, but he also has great depth. He came in one day begging for money instead of money I gave him an ear to hear and an opportunity to share his story. He talked about his relationship with Jesus, a relationship which is so vivid and real that it makes my faith look pretty weak. He talked about his family or lack there of. After just a short time he felt comfortable sharing with me his struggles and his addictions. I certainly didn't solve any of his problems, but I did make a new friend. My new friend taught me that true love and friendship goes far beyond how's your day and have you had enough food to eat. My friend shared from his heart some pretty difficult things and I have a responsibility now to respond in love.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Here some pics of Hamilton the group took while trying to find beauty.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I just wanted to post and let everyone know about a great fundraiser coming up called "Breathe" on Friday March 14, 2008. It is to support the work of The Freeway. Email me if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Anyways, since the last time I posted, I have left my position at Routes and I have officially started a one year church planting internship. For those of you who are confused about what this internship is I will give you a run down of what kinds of things I will be up to this year. First of all, and most importantly I will be shadowing Pernell Goodyear and learning the ropes of starting and pastoring an urban church. Secondly, I will be doing a ton of reading to tide me over theologically until I can afford to get a formal MA in Divinity. Thirdly, I will be taking on some pastoral roles at the Freeway helping with worship gatherings, speaking, teaching you name it, really anything that needs to be done that will benefit myself and the Freeway. Another main area of my internship will be putting together a strategic plan for where the Salvation Army should plant in the future, putting together demographics and strategies for each area, with the hope of taking that ground work and starting one of the proposed churches.
If anyone is interested in talking to me more about the internship or the future church plant(s) please don't hesitate to email me I would love to meet with anyone of you to discuss it further!