The original plan for today was to attend a men’s meeting at the local church here in Butler, Ohio. Not to minister – just to listen and then later share my impressions with the pastor. Here’s the “now” schedule… reports and social media from 7:00 to 9:00; meeting with Pastor Jamie and his wife Ruth (Overcomers’ Christian Church, Mt. Vernon, Ohio) from 9:00a to 1:00p; talking with my mentor from 3:00 to 5:00p; working with Pastor Joe and his wife (Overcomers’ Church) in their home as I meet leaders and minister to them 5:00 to 11:00p This is how it goes. You come with a planned schedule and it always – I repeat, always – changes.
It will be a busy but good day. And, it will be better if you pray and ask God to guide and direct in detail all the activities – planned and unplanned – that I will be involved in. I want this day to count. There are three things you can do with your time – waste it, spend it, and invest it. I want today to be an “invest” day.
Please pray for Saturday as well – early breakfast with a youth pastor, a mid-morning Starbucks with my mentor and another minister who runs a very effective outreach through a coffee bar and cafe; and then, in the evening a meeting with the elders and their wives (social and business). Of course, this too is subject to change and additions.
The picture: Some of the pastors present at a monthly pastors meeting in the city of Columbus, Ohio I had the honour of participating in on Wednesday