Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Crosspoint Featured at Exponential 08

Hey all of you,
A couple of weeks ago, our church and I (along with Jose Mateo as our church planter) were featured in a 3-minute video about church multiplication at a national church planting conference called Exponential 08. I found out through my friend Jon that there were 2,700 people there, many of whom were young adults considering the call to church plant in the US. I hope it was an encouragement to them.

It encouraged me to rehearse God’s hand in all this over almost 10 years of preparation, calling, failing once and growth. I still need to be more humbled, but, well, it is just pretty cool to look back. We started all this planning when Jake was 8, Erica 6 and Elysia was 3 and Jake’s now 18 and in three weeks he graduates and goes off to university. Amazing.

And I hope it is an encouragement to you all too. There are over 300+ supporters and partners that gave, prayed and worked alongside me to make this exciting church a reality. You all deserve a bunch of credit – especially you Elizabeth, Jake, Erica and Elysia for sticking with me when it was hard. I want you all to know that I thank God for each of you with tears and great joy.

And I hope it clearly gives God the glory for using a knucklehead like me to start a church that will start more churches.
Please keep praying for more churches, more conversions and more ministers to this lost and dying world.

Oh, here is the link. http://www.crawfordgroup.tv/preview/exponential/trio_atlanta_V2.mov

I love you all very much….

1 comment:

Marsha said...

Hey Jim! A 'voice' from your past...Marsha Harwood - vintage FBC.

Mike and I are now living and ministering in Snowbird (NC) for 10 years now.

Missy is a SAHM in B'ham - very active in her church.
Adam lives here in NC and is the director of catering and banquets for Fontana Village and Resort.
Laura is in Kenya with her family as career missionaries! They just started a blog and I know she'd love to hear from you! http://thesawyerscoop.blogspot.com

I can't believe Jake is 18 and graduated from h.s. NO WAY!! Where did the time go?

Do you know about Mike McCrum's home receiving massive tornado damage about 2 or 3 weeks ago?

Please tell Elizabeth I said hi!

Blessings to you all.

(PS I found you via Jacque's cancer blog.)