Last weekend, we all know, was Memorial Day weekend. I hope you all had a good time enjoying the long weekend, honoring those who have given their lives for this country, and ushering in the summer season. But less well-known is that this past Sunday was Pentecost Sunday, the Sunday we would associate as the birthday of the Church. I would venture a guess that many more churches acknowledged Memorial Day in their services than Pentecost Sunday. (At Beacon, we kinda did a little of both.)
It's a very exciting time to be part of Beacon of Hope Church here in St. Paul. Ever since I moved to Minnesota and began serving here as the pastoral intern for music in November 2013, this church has been characterized by love and joy. That is certainly still the case today. From a musical standpoint, I am extremely blessed to work with a very talented group of musicians, and we have continued to grow as a team and become even more effective in ministry together. Very soon we will be starting an in-depth discipleship study program named Partners (originally created by my old church in California, Compass Bible Church). On top of all this, we are in the process of purchasing a building that we can have access to 24/7 (as opposed to the four hours a week we rent currently at a local college). Like I said, we are in the midst of very exciting times.
A simple servant of the Master.