I love that picture. It gives me a sense of freedom, potential, opportunity. I’m not sure if you can tell or not, but it’s a sunrise, not a sunset. The day is just beginning, full of possibilities. That’s what our new series is about. It starts this weekend. I’m so looking forward to spending the next 5 weeks talking about the dreams God has for our lives.
When I was a kid, my dream was to be a professional football player. During high school, it changed. Starting to think I might not be fast enough, big enough or strong enough for professional football, I turned my heart toward coaching. I was going to teach math and coach football. But then I got to college and that silly math major was requiring too much — studying. So I dropped it. Studying was not what I came to college for to do. But then I’ll never forget my first theology class in college. I loved it. Soon after that my dream was to teach theology and coach football. I know. Where was I planning on putting those two things together? Then I went to seminary; thought I was going for my phd but ended up in a church; thought being a pastor was going to be a short-term gig, but you know how that ended up.
Somewhere along the way, I realized that I loved being a pastor and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with so much passion. That’s when I knew what direction I needed to journey to live my dream.
Over the course of the last decade+ God has refined the dream. Building a church without walls to serve the Centre Region and beyond…all the way to God.
I believe that during the next five weeks, some of us are going to take huge strides to living the dream. Invite a friend and come to Calvary.