Friday, September 28, 2007

UCH Virginia Church Leader Network report

Yes, I am alive.
This has been a week of meetings.
Tuesday we had the Central Virginia SBCV Pastors' meeting at JPBC.
On Thursday I rode down with a friend from C-ville to the first quarterly meeting of Uniting Church and Home Virginia Church Leader Network, held at Sycamore Presbyterian (PCA) in Midlothian, VA. The meeting was hosted by Eric Wallace, author of Uniting Church and Home (a book I highly recommend).
Eric preached a powerful message at the gathering from 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 with these three points on "uniting church and home":
1. Christ is the message.
2. Christ is the method.
3. Christ is magnified.
Pastor John Neal of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Midlothian also urged the leaders present to "hold those accountable responsible." In their church they have mandatory "head of household" monthly meetings with their church's men to encourage and equip them in spiritual leadership in the home.
It was a good time of conversation and fellowship with brothers from Baptist, Presbyterian, and Brethren churches with encouragement to equip fathers to lead families in ministry and growth in churches.

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