Greetings from sunny Florida! Yesterday, it was nearly as warm in Iowa as it was in Daytona Beach. I’m guessing that won’t last for long! Today I’ll be seeing colleagues from all across the United States who are engaged in ministry very similar to ours at First Christian Church in Keokuk.
For many years now, the Christian Church Foundation has hosted pastors from the largest churches in the Disciples of Christ to come together for a time of learning and fellowship. This year we’re being hosted by the Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church. It’s literally an old drive-in theater on the ocean that’s been repurposed as a church. I’m looking forward to seeing it.
Hearing the stories and sharing the joys and struggles of other pastors at this event reminds me that we aren’t in this thing alone. We are a part of the Body of Christ at work in the world. We certainly don’t all look alike. Some of us take communion in our cars on a Sunday morning! But we serve the same Lord and are committed to living out the same mission. I look forward to sharing with you both what I learn and the inspiration I receive in this time!