Calling an Audible

Last night at our weekly elders meeting, we decided to call an audible for this week. In football, a quarterback can change the play at the last possible moment if he sees something he doesn’t like. We had been planning a two-week stewardship series starting this week, but the more we talked about it last night, the more we realized that we needed to push it back until after Easter. With all the rising gas prices and plant layoffs in the area, we know that this is a topic that needs more attention. We didn’t want to do a series and not provide people a way to get out of debt and learn how to budget. We will be looking at several Crown Financial and Dave Ramsey studies for our small groups. We had some really neat ideas planned for the service, but the extra time will allow us to develop those ideas even more.

But that also means that it is Thursday morning and I don’t know what I will be preaching on Sunday. In decisions like these, you have to trust that the Holy Spirit will guide you and give you something to say. I know we made the right call, but it will be an interesting few days between now and Sunday. I would appreciate your prayers. Thanks


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Joe Sangl of NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC is fired up about people getting out of debt. Check him out at

    I am a mechanical engineer and appreciate your blog.

    Andy Nelson, Indianapolis, IN

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