“You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.” – 1 Peter 1:22
Full tank of gas — $40. Total US highway tolls paid going to Atlanta — $6.25. Two dozen Jim N’ Nick’s cheese biscuits — $10.46. Brothers forged in the Lord for each other and for God’s work — priceless. Cheesy introduction? Maybe. But that pretty much sums up our experience at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta.
“So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.” – Acts 20:28 (NLT)
As some of you may know, your pastoral staff will be attending a leadership conference entitled “Catalyst” in Atlanta, Georgia next week. This opportunity came by way of GCF Peel’s earnest pursuit to emphasize leadership development, and the generous donation of the Catalyst conference organizers to provide our church with complimentary tickets. Also, we personally thank the kindness of a generous donor who covered the remaining cost of the trip, which would have otherwise been carried by the pastoral staff. We credit this all, of course, to God, who richly provides our needs through the charity of His people.