Thursday, April 3, 2008

I'm in Virginia Beach...and it's not like the picture below


I'm in Virginia Beach at the annual Wave Church Network meeting. Today it is rainy and cold. No polar bear beach going here. Even though it's nasty out, I'm excited about the being at Wave Church. Wave Church is a part of the Hillsong Network of churches and is led by a wonderful man of God named Steve Kelly. I'm here with some of my great friends (the elder's from our church) and we had a really good session tonight as we joined Pastor's and Leader's from all over the region. We came to receive an impartation of vision and wisdom and I'm pretty pumped about it. The 2 day meeting is focused on the question, "What's On Your Dashboard?" Steve talked about the importance keeping margins in our lives. We need to create margins (balance and space) in our lives with our finances, emotions, social lives, marriage, family, physical life... Balance is the key to life and burnout is not what God intends for our lives. He encouraged everyone to live an uncomplicated life, live an offense free life and to trust your instincts as leaders. He reminded us as leaders that even Jesus was denied and betrayed. I felt the Lord speak some good things to me and I'm looking forward to learning more tomorrow. I'm excited about the future of our church and all that God is doing today! I'll post more pics and notes tomorrow.