I love how God’s timing works sometimes… Preaching at college recently turned out to be a great chance to practise speaking to congregations other than my local church, something I am going to be doing more of as a result of a new opportunity which has come my way.
I have agreed to be part of LICC‘s recently-formed team of Imagine Associates, a group of ten church leaders from across the UK who have been involved with LICC’s disciple-making research and practice project over the last few years. It’s going to mean a handful of external speaking engagements each year in all kinds of different contexts, so the recent college preach was a good start for getting used to speaking outside of LifeGiving Church. I still feel a little apprehensive though; I was the youngest round the table when we all met for the first time the other day and, no doubt, the least experienced. (Oh, well, I suppose it’s all good developmental experience even if I’m not entirely sure why they asked me!)
Anyway, if you want to know more about the Imagine project, click the link or ask them to send your church one of the Imagine Associates so we can tell you about how your church can become more intentionally focused on the call to make disciples who live out their faith on the frontline of every sphere of their lives…
…though maybe you might give us a few months to get our heads round the material we will be delivering!