Friday, June 18, 2010


As we continue to pray and plan regarding our move to help in planting Exponential, we are reminded of some key scriptural principles. God did not design us to function on our own, but rather in partnership. That is why WE NEED YOU. We need you to pray for us. Pray that our housing will be worked out.


* That we will be kept safe
* That we will use our gifts and abilities in the best way possible
* That God, through his people, will provide the funding we need
* That Harrisburg will be receptive to the God
* That the plant team will grow in their relationship with God and each other
* That God will prompt people to join our prayer and financial partnership teams
* That our family will adjust well
* That the details of our move would be quickly worked out
* That ....

The list goes on and on. Please prayer for us as we seek to follow God's path for our lives. I love the quote I read today on prayer...

"The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer." Leonard Ravenhil


Thursday, June 17, 2010


The past 6 months we have been in prayer for God's direction in our lives. We have been specifically asking that He lead us to a ministry position that would use our experience, gifting, and the ability to make huge impacts for the kingdom. In our plans, we had envisioned serving with an established, thriving, passionate church. It is funny how often our plans and His do not match. But we have learned His plans are better for us.

Several weeks ago, we were contacted and asked that we consider a wild and crazy idea, and join a team that is looking to plant a relevant Church that seeks to impact the community around them for the kingdom. We said that we would pray about it.

Through a week in Harrisburg, personality tests, spiritual gift analysis, preaching a seven minute message with only ten minutes to prepare, hours of questioning and a church planters boot camp - WE ACCEPTED AN INVITATION TO SERVE AS PART OF CHURCH PLANTING TEAM in Harrisburg, PA.

The name of the church is Exponential ( I would encourage you to go to the website to learn more about what we will be developing. Gilbert Thurston ( will be the lead pastor. I will be coming along side of him to help individuals live on mission as they grow and serve in the community and around the world. We are excited to partner with him as we make kingdom advancement in the Harrisburg area.

Over the next weeks as we prepare to go, we will be seeking several things...

* Prayer partners (those willing to uphold us in prayer as we begin this new chapter in our life)
* Financial Partners (we are in need of moving expenses ($3,000-$5,000) as well as support for the new church plant)
* Families to relocate and join us in developing a thriving ministry reaching those who are far from God

I would love to talk with you about ways that you could assist us as we strive to follow God's plan for our life. If you would be willing to pray, help financially, or interested in moving with us, contact me at

We look forward to hearing from you. We will be posting on this blog to keep you up to date on the Chute happenings.