I’m so glad you asked! You may or may not know that Mary Ellen and I have moved to Atlanta to begin the 320 Network. Let me start at the beginning…
Around Easter, 2013, I began to feel a “holy discontent” in my spirit. All was good in our ministry at Venture Church in Hattiesburg, MS, but internally I was unsettled. Having spent my entire adult life in ministry, I recognized the feeling – God was preparing us for a move into a new season of ministry. So we began to pray and listen to God.
On New Year’s Day, 2015, I was spending time with the Lord, and He clearly told me that it was time to go. He did not, however, tell me where we would be going or what we would be doing!
More prayer. More listening.
Twelve days later I was reading Genesis 12 where God told Abram, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives, and from you father’s house, to the land which I will show you…”. Later that day I saw a tweet from Craig Groeschel, pastor Life Church: “In order to step into your destiny you must be willing to step out of your security.” I put down my Bible and called Mary Ellen.
“I have good news and bad news. The good news is God has told us it’s time to go. The bad news, I don’t think He’s going to tell us where until we leave.” Yikes!
And that’s what happened. A week later I resigned my position at Venture Church, and, for the first time since I was 23 years old, I didn’t have a full-time job.
A lot more prayer. A lot more listening.
Of course, God had a plan.
Watch for my next post to read the rest of the story.
Hey, would you consider a couple of things for us? First, would you please remember us in prayer? God has already acted supernaturally on our behalf in so many ways, and it because of prayer. Second, would you prayerfully consider supporting us financially in this ministry? Just click on “Support our 320 Network Planters” on our website. Thanks!