Sunday Extra, July 31st, 2022
Steve Turnbull is a somewhat regular preacher on our Sunday Extra broadcasts. He pastors a multi-campus church in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, and has been a consulting partner of LFM for quite some time. Our team worked with their leadership through a visioning strategy and then assisted in the search process that resulted in Steve becoming their new senior pastor. We continue to consult with their staff and leadership. A gifted communicator and great student of the Word, Steve helps us with a phrase from the Apostles’ Creed today: “I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.”
Crying and Laughing
The Younger Leaders Team from Lausanne Movement just met in Porto, Portugal. They reported back these highlights: “First, our times of sharing and speaking into each other’s lives were very meaningful. We shed tears as we expressed the hard things we were facing and marveled at God’s goodness as we reflected on how He has seen us through the challenges we shared in 2019. We also soaked up the encouragement and wisdom spoken into our lives by the Lord through the group members. Such a treasure! Second, we ate some delicious food. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and that enjoyment further enhanced our fellowship with one another. Third, we were constantly fed with God’s beauty of Porto: the river, the architecture, the sunsets. And finally, as is our tradition, we did a fun activity. Five of us took surf lessons on our last day. What memories we created!
In short, Porto 2022 was a wonderful experience. We cried. We laughed. We ate. We enjoyed God’s creation. We left feeling heard, encouraged, and refreshed. We are grateful for the vision, prayers, and resources of LFM, which made our time possible.”
Please pray for the members of the Younger Leaders Team as they return to their places of life and ministry.