Im working on an email to send out giving people some more details about CQMissional and our move…you get to see it here first….
We thought we would send out one last email before we move, giving you a few more details about what we will be doing…and some specific things we would love for you to be praying for.
As you know we will be participants in a new program called the Certificate in Missional Leadership. We want to try and give a good idea of what that really is, so here it goes (oh, if the pictures are small on your monitor just click on them, you will get a big version)…
So, that is what we will be doing. For 10 months we will be studying, be mentored, and getting hands on ministry experience.
We are the participants, CWMissional does the academic, coaching, and housing part (as well as facilitating the whole thing) the Ministry site is Garnett Church of Christ which runs the Green Country Events Center:
Garnett Church is doing some really cool ministry by serving their community and reaching out to other organizations. But there is of course a reason for it all:
So, the idea is that by serving people, building connections, and making sustainable impact God will be glorified and people will come to know Jesus Christ. This could happen through building relationships, people coming to and coming to trust the church…there are lots of ways that this could happen. For example:
This is a real story! But see that stuff in the dreamy cloud? It has not happened yet. But someday it could, and it could have a huge impact on the Hmong community in Tulsa.
We will spend the majority of our time working at the church. Part of the point of all of this is to experience lots of things, so we don’t know yet exactly what we will be doing, but there are lots of possibilites:
And of course one of the big questions is why? Why do we want to go do this? And of course we have a nice picture:
Part of this is for us…it is a way for us to be equipped, challenged, and prepared for ministry. A big part of this is for CQMissional. We want to help establish the ministry that they have. We think it can impact a lot of people in the coming years and we want to be a part of that. And a big part of why we are going is that we want to continue impacting people for God’s glory.
So, that’s it! This is what we will be doing!
There are a few more things we want to mention:
We are still in the process of raising money to help pay for all of this. (see this post on our blog for more info). If you would like to help support us financially just give us a call or shoot us an email and we would love to talk to you about that. Or you can download this pdf with some more info in it.
We will be moving to Tulsa on September 26, and the program officially starts on the 28th. If you want to help us move we would love the help!
We still have our cell pone, so that is the number to call if you want to talk to us.
We also have new email addresses im scared of spam, so let us know if you want them. Our NLR addresses will keep working for a while. Same thing with our new mailing address.
Some things to pray for.
We want to be open to what God has for us to learn. As we study, meet people, and serve the community around us we want to have receptive hearts and minds.
We want to embrace new and uncomfortable things as we serve people. Pray that we will not let ourselves get in the way of serving others.
Our friends are generous, and we have already raised about a 1/3 of our tuition, which is amazing!
Pray for New Life Ranch as they transition our positions to new people. The Ranch will be fine without us, but we want the transition to be smooth.
That’s it! We will send out a few emails in the coming year to update people on what we are up to, but mostly we will be posting to our blog http://www.benandbethwest.com. Thanks for reading our story and being a part of our lives!