I just finished up a week's vacation with my family in Myrtle Beach, SC. It was good to get away and good to get back. We had a really good time. The most eventful part of the trip was our three year old Jack jumping backwards off the side of the pool and cracking his chin on the concrete. This required a four hour emergency room visit and four stitches. This is four stitches and a broken leg and Jack just turned three a couple of weeks ago. Lord, help us!
This Thursday I am heading back out to attend the School of Congregational Development at the UM Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. There is a good group going from our Conference and should be a time of learning and sharing ideas. We are seeking to learn some things to help us come up with a strategy for beginning 250 new faith communities in the next thirty years.