Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Church planting statistics reveal that a church that begins with a group of at least 41 workers has a much greater chance of making it to self-sufficiency. Those churches who have started with 40 or less have a more difficult time. We have begun the process of meeting people and inviting them to join our team. This will be one of my tasks over the next few weeks to try and build a 'Launch Team' of people to help make Two Rivers Church a reality.

If you know someone in this area who might be looking for a place to jump in and help, please let me know and I will contact them.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

children's ministry input

A few months ago Bonnie and I attended the National New Church Conference in Orlando, FL. It was a good week of learning and growing and expanding our minds and hearts to what God wanted us to do in New Bern. At that conference we won a start-up package from a design company which included our logo design, all of our start-up stuff like letterhead, business cards, web design, etc. All of the stuff you might have seen has been designed by Brown Cow Design out of Charlotte, NC.

One of the things that we get with this package of design is a children's ministry logo design. The question is what are we going to call this part of our ministry? We could use any input you might have. The children's ministry will start with a children's church program on Sunday mornings and then a few events throughout the year. If you have any ideas that would tie in with the rest of the church, please let me know. You can post it here, or send an email to



Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Today is the day that the Community College will meet to review its policies concerning the rental of their facility. Please pray that this meeting would not result in any changes to their rental policy.

Once again God has been working on our behalf. Yesterday, after being gone for a week I checked the church mail and found the contracts for the Community College signed by the President. I quickly signed the paperwork and returned it to the college business office. My hope is that even if they decide to change their policies, we would be locked in with a signed contract for at least one year and hopefully two.


Monday, October 20, 2008

from north carolina to st. louis, missouri

Last week I spent the week traveling from North Carolina to Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana and back. It was a long hard road, but fun. I was able to meet with two mission committees, seven preachers, a couple Bible college students and pumped about 50 gallons of gas. This was the first time I had ever been to St. Louis that I remember. I liked it. I was meeting with a potential staff member about five blocks from where the arch is. The gateway to the west, I think. My prayer is that Two Rivers Church will be the gateway to salvation to many people in eastern North Carolina.