All kinds of compelling mission, ministries and other kingdom work happening right now. Here are a few links, events and thoughts you might be interested in.
I’ll start with news about the Lithuanian mission ministry (Thanks to my friends at the Christian Chronicle for giving us a shout out in the latest issue).
- The little kids session of Lithuania Christian Camp will return, God willing, in the summer of 2011! Last year this ministry was reduced to just one session but because of the generosity of many the younger session (for kids 8-12) will return on June 27-July 3. If you are interested in learning more about the camp go here or here. For more about the little kids session go here, here and here.
- Speaking of Lithuania missions- We are excited about an upcoming April trip which God has made possible for Richard and Jeanna Lynn May. Through their marriage ministry- What God Has Joined– they will be blessing couples and families in Vilnius and beyond by offering marriage coaching for couples and seminars for everyone. This is a greatly needed ministry focus there. Please pray for them.
- Our friends at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas have been dealing with some unwanted publicity from hostile media sources as a result of decisions made about a web zine published by current and former gay students. It seems to me that the university acted in a manner consistent to its published student handbook and explained themselves accordingly. Some of the reports I read from various media sources were simply unfair in comparing HU to Westboro Baptist Church.
- The USA Today reports that a larger percentage of teens and young adults are virgins than in the past. This- from a Christian ethic perspective- is a good trend.
- I recently discovered a great blog for preachers and church leaders. It is by Dan Bouchelle- Confessions of a Former Preacher. Go check it out sometime.
- I am looking forward to soon going and participating in Elderlink in Atlanta.
- Another great annual event among Churches of Christ is the Tulsa Workshop. You can check out its schedule here.
Have a great week serving our amazing God!