I want to express my deepest condolences to the Fireplace Fellowship congregation in Hendersonville, who lost Pastor Robb Tripp yesterday. I have partnered with this church since 2006 on various ministry initiatives, and Robb was always kind, funny, and loving. I admire how hard his wife Shanda fought with faith-filled prayers during Robb’s recent health struggles. From his TBN days as a teenager to local church ministry in Hendersonville, Robb lived with great love for Jesus.
I just eagerly ordered the book Deep Peace, the newest release by Todd Hunter. Todd has been at the forefront of several Christian movements in American for the last 40 years, so his insights into our faith today are proven and needed. Todd desires this book to “make a real difference in the conflict and anxiety that permeate Church and society.”
Since Todd has moved to the Nashville area from California, he has been gracious to me. I am enthusiastic about his ministry and what this book can mean to people.
We have a unique experience at CIL Church on Sunday night – a guest worship band and speaker in the same service. Far Flung Tin Can will lead us in worship, and Mark Rampulla will preach and minister in special prayer.
Join us at 7:00 pm. Come ready to be refreshed in the Lord’s presence!
The two men who have taught me how to combine worship and intercession are Kent Henry and Bob Perry. These veterans of the “Prayer Room” movement will join together Monday at 4 PM to lead us in worship and intercession.
All are welcome to join us in the CIL Sanctuary, as this anointed time of prayer will stream worldwide. Join us at CIL, 4 PM this Monday.
The Refresh Conference is finally here! I have been thinking about this time for several months, so I am thrilled it is upon us!
You DO NOT need to register or pay to participate. Registration is only for childcare to age 4. Everyone ages 5 and above can just show up and receive!
Everyone is invited to all three events.Sunday night service starts at 7:00 PM.
Join us Monday at 4:00 PM for the Prayer Room intercession and worship set, then break for dinner, and come back at 7:00 PM for the Worship Night. The Sunday night and Monday night service at 7:00 PM will not be online.
Here is the Conference schedule:
Sunday, July 18 (7:00 PM) – Brian Lindsey / Far Flung Tin Can and Mark Rampulla
Monday, July 19 (4:00 PM) – Prayer Room with Kent Henry and Bob Perry
Monday, July 19 (7:00 PM) – Kent Henry and Aubrey McGowan
I believe this will be a defining time for you. This Spirit-filled experience may stretch some of you, but it is transformational to have an experience with God.
In ten days, we will have a first-time event at CIL Church – the Refresh Conference. God put this on my heart earlier in the year. I am thrilled how it has come together. We are praying for Spirit-filled worship and impartation during this time.
Several of my friends will be ministering:
Brian Lindsey and the Far-Flung Tin Can worship team will lead us in worship on Sunday night.
Mark Rampulla is preaching Sunday night.
Kent Henry and Bob Perry are leading a Prayer Room intercession on Monday at 4:00 pm.
Kent Henry and Aubrey McGowan will lead us in a night of worship Monday at 7:00 pm.
The Refresh Conference has no charge.
All are welcome! Let’s expect God to do great things!
I am so excited about Mike Burnette’s new book, Parable Church.
Mike is an incredible leader, pastor, and scholar. Mike is one of my best friends, and I can assure you he lives what he teaches. The concepts from this book will help you love Jesus and the church better. Experience a fresh perspective through Parable Church.
We lost a spiritual giant today, as Pastor J. Don George went to his heavenly reward. The loss was sudden and unexpected.
He was my pastor growing up, so he is the preacher I have heard more sermons from than any other person. But, he was more than a great preacher to me. He was a life-long example of class and professionalism. I learned so much about leadership by just watching his life. I also learned a lot about friendship by observing how loyal he was to friends. He was a good friend to me.
No one preaches like J. Don George. Here is a one minute clip from 2017 that will build your faith and bring a smile to your face.
We had such a powerful worship experience last night. We took that evening to lean into the “Spirit stream” and found refreshing in the Lord.
Last Sunday, I started our vision series CIL Forward and shared our identity as a Three Streams church. Here is the chart that we shared during the sermon about the Biblical-basis for a Three Streams identity. Pastor Dan Scott introduced this chart to me a few years ago, and it has been a great way to put in words how God has formed us.
A quick reminder …
The Holy Spirit is smarter than you.
The Holy Spirit is wiser than you.
The Holy Spirit wants to help you today!