I’m just now finding time to sit down and write a little about our weekend in North Vernon, Indiana. Bethel Baptist Church is a church ablaze. Whoever said that you can’t grow a church in a rural farming town needs to visit Bethel. Packing over 300 people in two services in the middle of nowhere is something to talk about (I just did the math and Bethel has close to 10% of the population of North Vernon attending).
The theme for the Disciple Now Weekend was “Who Am I?” – focusing on the fleeting nature and futility of life next to the greatness of God’s majesty – a beautiful contrast.
We know of at least one teenage girl who received Christ as Lord and Savior on Saturday night. Heck yea. That made the entire trip and event worthwhile. Thank you all for praying for the weekend. Tasha and I had an awesome time leading in worship and just being a part of what God is doing there in Indiana.
The speaker for the weekend was a young church planter from Indianapolis, Indiana – Patrick Hanley. Patrick is a firey expositor and an excellent communicator with a heart to reach young people. We were blessed to get to know Patrick and his family and look forward to hooking up more in the future.