Earlier this month I was pleased to announce that the first of our four Prayers for Breakthrough* had been answered. Chris Long, a Next Gen Pastor serving until recently near Nashville, TN, has become our church’s newest pastor. Monday will be his first day on the job. You will have the opportunity to meet Chris, his wife Cindy, and two of their three children, Kyle & Abby, this Sunday. Their son Braden is back in Tennessee where he is starting his junior year at the University of Memphis.
In a few weeks we’ll have a Welcome Party for the Longs and treat them to our tradition of “carding” our new Pastors. Here’s how it works. Get a gift card – any kind: restaurant, grocery, hardware, department store, iTunes, etc. – and bring it to the party. Mark your calendar now for Sunday, September 11, at 2:00 PM.
* Prayers for Breakthrough
- For a Next Gen Pastor by the end of summer – ANSWERED!
- For a Student Pastor by Christmas
- For our resources to match our needs so we can finish our EXPAND Project by the first of the year
- For God to reveal where and when we should plant another BPF Campus and who will lead it