On July 4th all the Calvary gatherings came together to worship with Midtown at the South Auditorium. Near the end of our first morning worship gathering I felt that God was putting it on my heart to take an offering for Discovery Road Church. I knew that in a few weekends I would be preaching at Discovery Road and I felt that God wanted us to take the opportunity to bless them. So we took a spur-of-the-moment-on-our-way-out offering and you gave around $3500.
See here are two convictions that I have…
1) God did not call me to State College to merely pastor Calvary, He called me here to pastor the city.
2) I can’t shepherd a city on my own…it takes a team. It takes the church of the city.
For simply that means that I believe that the church of the city needs to work together to impact the city. We are all one body of Christ…when one part of the body hurts, we all hurt. When one part of the body excels, we all win. We will make a greater impact on the city if Discovery Road — a newer church plant — thrives.
So I went there a couple of weekends ago, gave them the check and shared a message from Isaiah 62 — Married to the Land.
A few days later Jorn sent us this greeting and thank you… listen to it and then take a moment to pray for Discovery Road.