Thoughts at a Panera

Old personal friends graciously allowed us the use of their condo in Delavan, Wisconsin so Scott, Jim, Chris and I are on a 48 hour get-away. This is a strategic time to pray, read, rest, and have fun on the cusp of the new ministry year.

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A few thoughts dominate me right now:

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•?It is such a privilege for me to serve as a pastor at ACC. I love our church. Though far from perfect – our church is filled with grace and compassion and wonder. Our people are unpretentious and developing a greater heart for God and his will.

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•?I love doing life and ministry with our staff. These guys are the real deal and they have an unmatched work ethic and integrity. I also think it’s cute the way they always try to beat me at disc golf! Old and wily beats young and energetic every time!

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•?Sometimes (maybe “often” is more accurate) I am overwhelmed with the task set before us. I feel my own flaws and inadequacies as a leader and wish I were better.

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•?I want what God wants for ACC. I want Him to lead us into our exciting future.
?Please pray for us this week.

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Thanks,
?Dave

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