Sunday, October 28, 2007

A New Mission For The Gate

We've had a lot of changes going on at The Gate over the last couple of months. The Gate is a collegiate ministry we run in Lebanon, Illinois where we minister to McKendree University students. We have been running The Gate for 5 years. We shared our building with a church plant that moved, so we again have sole control of our schedule and our facility. When the church plant left we began talks with our parent church FBC O'Fallon, Illinois. After a lot of prayer and searching we have decided that God is calling us to open The Gate up as a multi-site campus for FBC O'Fallon. We are planning on hosting our first service on January 13. It will be a videotaped sermon with live music and a campus Pastor. I am pretty excited, as I have felt the Lord calling me to plant a church for a while now, but my spritual gifting lies more in administrative, teaching, helps, and encouragement, not so much preaching. I can preach, don't get me wrong, but it isn't my strongest gift. Anyhow, it will let me leverage the gifted preaching of our Pastor at FBC O'Fallon and concentrate on my stronger gifts. It will be a challenge, so please keep myself, my family, and The Gate in your prayers.