Rounding Third . . .

Hate to use a baseball analogy on a night when the Reds sucked [but the home plate ump wasn't much better] but we're ready to head for home when it comes to the Echo relaunch. Tonight we had a gathering here at the condo with the core group. These are some great people who have joined our vision of an urban church in our area and they've embraced the call. It's not easy starting a church; you need people who can see something that isn't there but believe it will be. That's the type of people God has brought in on this. I'm so excited for them. I pray their faith can be rewarded and see Echo do well.

I can't lie to you: I'm a little nervous. Things are always easier in theory. As these months of plans converge on one date, we have to trust that God will bring it all together. This has been the biggest thing we've ever attempted. I feel as if my whole life has been leading to this one point. Um . . . no pressure.

But that's when I step back, take a deep breath, and realize that God is truly in control. The one thing we've done a lot this year is pray. I don't think I've ever prayed so much about one thing. And we've had many people lifting up our ministry before God. Too many things have happened this past year that have displayed God's involvement. He's taken care of us so far, so why should we doubt now?

This Sunday night is the culmination of our month of prayer. We're using our weekly gathering as a time of corporate prayer to lift up our community, our church, and our mission. It'll take place in the sanctuary at the Walnut Hills Christian Church at 6:30pm. If you're in town, feel free to join us.