This is my first blog. I am hoping to do better than my husband, who keeps saying he is going to keep up with his, but his last post (as I write) is from February! I wanted to start this because my husband and I are starting on a journey. My husband has been “called” by God to plant a church… that’s a lot of church words, but I don’t know how else to say it without making it sound less important. This is a calling for our whole family (Frankie, myself, and our 16 month old daughter, Alyx). We are very excited, but also somewhat scared.
Currently, we are helping with a local church plant in Spartanburg called Hub City Church. It is led by Jonathan Everette. We are doing some really cool stuff. We want to be a church that is relevant to the people out there who don’t like church, if that makes sense. Our vision statement is “to be a relevant church that 20 and 30 somethings want to be a part of.” We are hoping to launch in a movie theater (Spartan 16)… we want to go where the people are, not have them come to us. We want to be involved in our community; we are currently working on a huge project called Movies in the Park (you will learn more about this in the future, I’m sure).
Frankie and I are using this experience to learn everything we can about church planting. We may be here for a while or we may not. That is the scariest part…. not knowing. But I came across this verse in Psalms,
“In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” (5:3)
I know God has something great in store for our lives. So that’s what I am doing: waiting in expectation.