On Monday we did our first ever Staff Advance Day at The Point. Not a retreat, but an advance – “moving our church forward.” We took a little field trip to The Veterans Memorial in Eisenhower Park – 8500 men and women have served this country from Nassau County. It is such a peaceful place.
There is one monument erected to the “Four Immortal Chaplains” – On February 3, 1943 four chaplains handed out life-preservers when their ship was hit an enemy U-Boat fired a torpedo into the middle of the ship. There were no life-preservers left for the 4 chaplains. They gave their’s away so others could be saved. They were arm in arm singing hymns as the ship sank.
I challenged our staff to be willing “to give our lives so that others can be saved.” If 4 chaplains can offer life physically, then 4 pastors at The Point can offer life spiritually!
Our church is advancing!!!!!