I had the awesome opportunity to meet and make some new friends today. Michael and Betsy are from The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church and they have planted a New Church called “The Journey” in Amelia Virginia. Here is a link to their web page http://journeyumcva.org/
We had some great fellowship around the purpose of the church and ways to foster growth. We shared success stories and some things that were not so successful. I believe this is what John Wesley called “Holy Conferencing.” We need each other in the church and in the world in general, we didn’t get here on our own and we won’t go very far in life on our own either.
I know that Michael and Betsy came to Hillsville and to Out of the Box Worship Center to see what they could learn about how we are doing church and to see what God is doing in building a dynamic church on Main Street but I benefited as well. I made two great new friends and I am reminded that I am not the only one who feels like at times that I’m in over my head. Matter of fact, I want to be in over my head, because if I could handle it on my own then I wouldn’t need God.
Take some time and look around their web page and I believe we will be hearing great success stories from this great clergy couple.