I am passionate about leading "the church on the move."
My joy is to see followers of Christ actively engaged in using their gifts, and blazing trails in effectively reaching the world with the transforming power of the gospel. As a servant leader of Christ's church, I want to do for others what my leaders and mentors did for me: facilitate that transformational connection between life on the ground and scripture/theology.
I see the Christian faith as a journey, a way of life. Many people can affirm that "church" is the people, not the building, but were that to become a reality in how we actually function, the church would be transformed. I'm fond of using the designation "follower of Christ." As I read the gospels, the essence of the call of Jesus is action: going, sending, doing.
Mabee Challenge Grant
Central Receives Challenge Grant from the Mabee Foundation
The J.E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma has issued a $500,000 challenge grant to Central for housing. The challenge grant means Central has to secure $1,000,000 in new gifts/pledges for the next phase of our capital campaign. Once Central has $1,000,000 in new pledges, the Mabee Foundation will award the $500,000 challenge grant.
The new pledges have to be secured by October 1, 2011.
The housing component of our campaign is flexible housing intended to be used a variety of ways.