- traveled to two different cities (macon and the ATL) to meet with church planters
- met with several pastors in the macon area and toured 3 different church facilities
- realized that macon is incredibly saturated with churches - unfortunately, many of the existing churches are NOT advancing the Kingdom - they are maintaining at best (at worst, they are declining) - great to see the leaders we have in our churches - we have the potential to plant 3-5 churches in the next 5 years and still have plenty of room for other churches
- realized that north side of the ATL is incredibly UNDER saturated with churches - sure northpoint and the similar models are making an impact, but folks, there are hundreds of new housing developments with people moving in - they are in transition - they are looking - we need more churches of all flavors (models, denominations, etc)
- realized that it can snow down around macon - we came through some snow in between a couple of cow pastures that reminded me of living in west virginia
- met probably more than a dozen of our pastors that live in the northern area
- almost got my office set up
- ate some really good country cookin at the roystonian!
- ate some really good italian in royston - who'd thunk?
- ate at the best golden corral in macon - no, that's not a typo
- realized the possibilities for new churches
- prayed a lot that God would give me strategy, wisdom and vision to pass along to others
- been amazed at all that takes place at the state denominational level - it really is an honor to serve with the iphc
- i love what i'm doing
week #2 recap
second week down serving in the new role with the georgia conference...so far i've: