Blessed. That is the best word I can use to describe this past weekend here at CLC.
This past weekend was our spiritual renewal weekend here at CLC. The theme was Scandalous Love. Our speakers were Mike Bradley (Director of ARC) and Fred Thoni (Pastor of Elmwood Evangelical Free Church – Minnesota). If you were unable to attend this weekend or missed any of the sessions, you can listen to them on our church website. They were great messages.
On Saturday night and Sunday morning Mike talked about how we can impact the people around us. He said the following, ‘have you ever been in a room with friends when someone else walks in the room and the whole atmosphere in the room changes?’ He talked about how sometimes a person will walk in and they bring joy and life with them. That is what I experienced the entire weekend with Mike and Fred. Every time I picked them up from their hotel, ate with them, listened to them share or simply watched them interact with others – I experienced joy and life.
I am so grateful to God that we have been affiliated officially with ARC since 2008. It was great to have Mike and Fred here with us. The board and staff had an opportunity to learn more about ARC (Alliance of Renewal Churches). Russell Eirich (CLC Board Chair) and I (CLC Pastoral Team Leader) will be attending the ARC Midwest Gathering from November 6 to 8, 2014. It will be a great opportunity for Russell and I to further connect with the ARC leadership and churches.
I hope and pray that you will take time to listen to the messages from Mike and Fred.
Blessings. Peace. Prayer.
For more information on ARC please go to www.allianceofrenewalchurches.org