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Our Mid-South Regional Elders Meeting

This past April 2122 the Mid-South Pastors gathered at Crossway Community Church in Charlotte, NC for our annual regional assembly. In addition to handling business items, times of worship, and prayer, and enjoying time to interact over meals, Jeff Purswell, C.J. Mahaney, and I shared three messages with these men. Jeff Purswell, "Apologetic for Third Wave Understanding...

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Apple Seeds and the Northeast Regional Assembly of Elders

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An apple seed is really small, but with a seemingly immeasurable inside. Inside the miniscule there is the massive. One seed has within it a tree which will "give birth" to hundreds of apples which can generate a thousand orchards able to produce millions more apples. It isin C.S. Lewis's memorable line in The Last Battle"bigger on the inside than on the outside." Welcome...

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God’s Work Through Our Regional Leaders

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Last week our Regional Leaders gatheredin Frisco, TX (the Dallas area) to pray, learn,andplan together. These men play a strategic role in leading the elders in their regions, therefore much of our time was given to sharpening our understanding of the role of the Regional Leader. Our Executive Director, Mark Prater, joined us for the first half of the retreat and presente...

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Our First Midwest-Northwest Elder Retreat

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The Regional Assembly of Elders in our Midwest-Northwest region gathered for its first annual retreat. We are excited to share how God graciously met them in a variety of powerful ways during their time together ... They celebrated a new church adoption with Crosshaven Church of Belleville, IL. We are grateful to welcome pastors Chris Oswald, Rodney Fickas, and Victor Ch...

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Pray for Our Southeast Regional Prayer Retreat

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Thanks to Wayne Brooks, member of our Executive Committee, for the following information. Would you pray for the pastors in our Southeast Region? They have gathered from the Bahamas, Florida, and Georgia to meet today through Thursday in Lake City, FL for a pastoral meeting and prayer retreat. Regional Leader, Keith Collins, articulates their aims: 1. It's a retreat to ...

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Of Sequoias, Partnerships, and a Regional Assembly of Elders

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Sequoia Surprises Those who know me well know my fascination with Sequoias. Some of these herbal behemoths live for thousands of years, stand some 250300 feet into the air, branch out with limbs bigger than every tree that most of us have ever seen, weigh in at 2,000,000 pounds, are voluminous enough to swallow 13 blue whales, and are so fat that four tractor trailers can...

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