Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Back to School Blessing / Summit Report #2

Back to School Blessing

Saturday was a dream come true! Over 40 people from our church volunteered for the Hendersonville Back-to-School Blessing. In a couple of hours we gave groceries to 52 families, and school supplies to over 100 kids. Kim Driver did an amazing job leading this event. I felt honored to pastor such a wonderful group of people.

Summit Report #2 - Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels is the Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, and the visionary for the The Leadership Summit. This event would be worth attending just to hear his talks and be exposed to his heart for the local church. Every time I attend this event, I walk away from a story from Bill that sticks with me for the rest of my ministry. He is not a perfect man, and he is a target for critics. However, when the history books are written on the Church during these decades, Bill Hybels will be remembered as one of the most influential and positive leaders of our era.

Special Note: Bill's daughter Shauna Niequist is the author of the book Cold Tangerines. Shauna's husband Aaron is the worship leader at Mars Hill Church in Michigan, where Rob Bell is the pastor.

She will be the guest speaker at The Church at Indian Lake on Sunday, November 23. We are thrilled at this opportunity!

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