MX9 enlists The Point
The Assemblies of God has asked me and only 6 other church planters to be part of a new initiative – MX9 – it is their desire to plant 1000 churches by 2009. The Point has been selected as 1 of the first 7 churches being given this opportunity – very exciting! This really means that they believe in the vision of The Point. So cool. They asked me to attend a luncheon, in Indianapolis, where they will share the vision of MX9 and The Point with about 1000 pastors. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness and finances for the launch of The Point! We need to raise $154,000!Two really cool things happened beyond this:
1. A few months ago I made about a dozen calls to many of the new church plants in NY State. I ran into one of those pastors. He came up to me and thanked me for the call. He said, “I can’t believe you called to let me know that you were praying and believing in me. This meant the world to me.” This was the highlight of my time in Indy.
2. The ministry proposal that I wrote was given to the other 7 church planters as the “guide” for their proposal. It was humbling to hear of how they used my stuff to develop their proposals. Some of them knew my plan better than me. I can’t believe that God has allowed me the great privilege to help shape other church planters.
The AG has given $30,000 for us to start this new church! Unbelievable!