I have been aware of the promise in Ephesians 3:20 for many years: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” I think many of us could look back over 2, 3, 5, 10 years and say, “Wow, I never imagined that I would be doing what I’m doing now.” However, just in the past few weeks, I feel like God has given me a glimpse of “the unimaginable” He has in store for me and, boy, is it exciting! Here is a brief summary…
God has brought us approximately 40 individuals who have at least expressed an interest in being a part of browns mill church in our first two core group meetings! As Tim Coleman and I first met to discuss planting a church, we both sensed that God was calling us to a Kingdom impacting role. At the time, we weren’t sure what that was going to entail. Now we know at least a piece of what this Kingdom impacting role will be. Not only will Tim and I be planting a church together, we have been selected to train church planters all across the Southeast as part of the world-wide missional movement Missio as the directors of Missio’s Southeast regional hub!
For our “day jobs,” God brought an opportunity for both Tim and me to lead a sports-related non-profit ministry called Ultimate Leader. The primary purpose of Ultimate Leader is to impact our world for Christ through the medium of sport. This past Friday, we sat in a meeting of Christian businessmen and other like-minded sports ministries discussing global partnerships that will result in the gospel being shared worldwide and churches being planted–especially in “closed” countries!
You might say, “Kevin, you’re a worship leader. What about that part of your passion.” Well, each week, I have the privilege of leading our core group in worship and I’m learning to play guitar! On top of that, this weekend, January 25th, I will be leading worship at First Baptist Church of West Monroe, LA, a 7,000 member congregation pastored by Dr. John Avant, former pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA, and former Vice-President of Evangelism at the SBC’s North American Mission Board.
I was content as a worship leader, but God saw fit to reassign me. It is both exciting and humbling to see the role that God seems to be preparing for me! More than ever, I recognize the need to cling to Him. I just pray that I don’t mess it up!