Right after our Sunday Celebration today, I flew out to Chicago to meet up with the launch team for the Northwestern church plant. Since I had a small window of time before my next flight out to LA, we had to meet somewhere close to ORD (O’Hare Airport). We ended up meeting at an Oasis. For those of you who are not familiar with an Oasis in Chicago, it is an overpass on the highway with restaurants and restrooms… they had Starbucks, Chicago-style hotdogs and gyros… it was paradise 🙂
We have started our study in the Book of Acts. I stressed the importance of laying down a good foundation for this church plant. It is our desire to see a 1st century church in the 21st century… a church that will transform lives and transform the world. The early Church was not bound by the four walls of a building, but in fact, they lived out God’s mission to various places around the world. As we were in the Oasis, it was such a poignant point since this was the last place a person would think to have “church.”
I focused on Acts 1:8 and the importance of receiving the anointing and the power of the Holy Spirit as we plant this church. The avenue for God’s Spirit to be unleashed is through prayer; therefore we have committed ourselves to praying throughout the weeks to come. God is working in our hearts.
Right now, I am in LA’s airport. I will be out here in LA for the next 3-4 days for an important meeting with the leaders of AMI. Hopefully, I will be able to share more while I am out here.
p.s. Thanks Peter for driving me to the airport. I made my flight only by the grace of God. They need to make more exits 🙂