Welcome back to my dead-ish blog. I fell off the blogging grid awhile back and have had a tough time climbing back on. Hopefully I can maintain some rhythm as we approach fall.
What brought me out of the blog black-hole? Exciting Mission activity!
I wrote a bit ago about a church-planting venture we began (click here). Well, we have been working assiduously on that – gathering a core team, doing mission and planning for the future.
Some of that future is upon us. We will be publically launching on September 29th. God has been providentially conspiring so many things that it would be too lengthy to describe them all, but one of the things you might be interested in is our partnership with Life Center here in Spokane. Pastor Joe Wittwer has been a friend and colleague for over 20 years and we, Immanuel Church are excited to join forces with them as we seek to display and declare the Kingdom of God here in Spokane and beyond.
A Starting Location
One of the ways this partnership will take form is by us utilizing their former building on 708 W. Nora. Our community listening efforts have led us to the conclusion that God wants to plant us in the north-central part of Spokane. The facility is about a 100-year-old building “smack-dab” in the center of this under-resourced area. Over half of core team resides in that area and several of the key ministries we are connected with as well (Including Christ Clinic where Robi works as a counselor). Also, the facility is about 2 blocks from one of Spokane’s inner-cities high schools, appropriately named North Central.
Two ways you might participate with us:
- Pray for us as we continue to seek God for clarity on how we are to love and engage this area of our city. It is more than just strategy. We desperately desire to hear from God on what good work he has prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).
- Consider joining us. If you reside in Spokane and sense God calling you into a new mission venture, please consider helping. Every church needs people to serve, but many of you are call to a more front-lines mission in a city. This might be for you. You might even be living somewhere else and sense the gentle voice of the Spirit asking you to relocate. If so, I would love to pray for you and chat with you about what we are dreaming of and how you might partner. You can reach me at this email address - Click here
Ok, that is it for now…
I will be sending out more deets as they become available. Thanks for your interest.