L2J

On Sunday, I uncharacteristically wore a t-shirt — as did numerous other leaders in our church. The point wasn’t to go casual, but to point to something we are excited to unveil: a vision for Fern Creek Christian, and three values that we believe will help us live out that vision.

This Sunday, we will share with you what L2J means. And no, it does not mean “Listen to Jeff” — an idea that hadn’t occurred to me until someone mentioned it on Sunday. As much as I like that interpretation, L2J points to something more significant, and much more important.

My son and two of our deacons. Looks like somebody needs an L2J shirt!
My son and two of our deacons. Looks like somebody needs an L2J shirt!

If Fern Creek Christian is your church home, I urge you to make every effort to be with us Sunday as we share with you our leadership’s vision for our church. I am excited about what God is doing in our church, and look forward to what He has in store.

P.S. This past Sunday, I also announced that our leadership has asked Rich Teske to join our church staff as Discipleship Minister. Rich, his wife Connie, and their son Isaac will be with us March 2, when we will ask our congregation to affirm the leadership’s call to Rich to join us. I am excited about what Rich and his family will bring to our church as we continue to grow into all that God wants us to be. (For more on Rich, see my January 16 post, From June to January.)

Author:

I’m Jeff Dye. After 16 years on staff at a healthy, outreach-minded church, I currently have a ministry called The Paraklesis Project. In the New Testament, “paraklesis” means encouragement — which is what I seek to bring to churches of all sizes through speaking and consulting.

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