I am excited about two things happening this week. Tomorrow I leave for Gatlinburg, Tennessee to meet up with a group of young pastors from all over Southwest Virginia. We are all part of a young leaders group and are meeting with pastor Allen Jessee from Community Heights Church in Richlands, Virginia. Allen is passionate about helping and mentoring young leaders and has invited me to join their group this year. We will meet four times this year, culminating in a trip to the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. Allen has been a huge help to Cornerstone over the past four years, meeting with us and helping us get organized and structured as we have grown. I’m dreading being away from the family, but I’m excited about learning from some other great leaders.
I’ll be leaving this leadership group to head to another leadership conference. We are taking around 20 people from Cornerstone to the one-day Unleash Conference held at Newspring Church in Anderson, South Carolina. This will be my third year in a row in attendance, and I have been waiting for this for months. God has done some incredible things at Newspring and I can’t wait to see our group from Cornerstone learn from them. Their passion for serving Christ is contagious.
I’m not sure how much internet access I’ll have over the next few days, but hopefully I can provide some insights from what we are learning. If you don’t see updates on my blog, then check out my twitter status in the sidebar or at my twitter page here.