This Sunday, I am preaching for the first time in six months - just about the longest stint I have ever gone between sermons in my life.
('People have no idea how good they have had it for six months' - My Desk)
It's a great honor to be with the people of The Way/Camino Church, a church our family has come to love in the last four months, after admiring, respecting, and working with their pastor, Rusty Price, for nearly a decade.
You should like the church's Facebook page here!
I have simply never known a church that serves its community better. There are two campuses and one is wholly devoted to serving people as the Camino Community Center, with a food pantry, free clinic, counseling center, and much more. The campus where worship takes place on Sundays is positioned off of the exit which leads to the largest mall in the area (Concord Mills) and the Charlotte Motor Speedway - you could not find a better, more promising location.
I have never known a church with a brighter future or with more meaningful momentum.
I'm teaching on Ephesians 2:10:
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them".
If you are a regular reader of this blog you won't be surprised to know that the themes of the teaching will be tied to Intentional Difference.
ID is deeply rooted in faith - more deeply than most people realize. We wrote the book for a secular audience, but its ideas find their home in the Bible.
Here's the Big Idea:
You were made different to make a difference.
I am very excited to have the chance to talk about ID in the context of the Bible and in a phenomenal local church - I believe, deep-down, that its message is life-changing.
If you live in the CLT area, it would be fun to see you at 10 (English) or 12 noon (Spanish).