This morning I shared with our church, Lilburn Alliance Church, that after several months of wrestling and prayer, we have accepted God’s call for us to move to Crown Heights; a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY.
When it comes to unexpected news like this, there are always questions. These are many of the questions that we ourselves wrestled with, the most appropriate of which was why.
I have created a video to invite you into our journey up to and including this upcoming move. You can view it below.[youtube http://youtu.be/Cz-hjc499Co]
What Will We Be Doing?
This is the million-dollar question. Prior to this, we’ve always prepared ourselves for the Godly assignment. We went to bible school and subsequently seminary. I received two graduate degrees. I do not regret this at all. But I realize that I had not pressed into the deeper call that God had for me, and as a family my wife and I had not pressed into God’s call for us.
For the first time, we are actually not pursuing a job offer or opportunity. God simply told us to go and be a part of what He is doing in Crown Heights and to be a part of the community of God there.
So, we’ll be more like Urban Missionaries. We’ll be doing a combination of raising support and getting other jobs to pay the bills. We’ll be a part of the missional community that is planting a church there. But overall, we’ll simply be a family living in community with other believers and sharing God’s love, peace, and grace in the midst of a spiritually broken place.
More On the Neighborhood – Come and See
You can watch/listen to a little more of where we’re going via this second video.[youtube http://youtu.be/mxtYYqvVvFM]
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