Here's an email from our friend Glenn Johnson. Glenn is a pastor in Oxford, OH (about 30 minutes outside Cincy) home of Miami University where our lovely Shaina goes to college. Glenn and his wife Kathy have visited with us on a couple occasions pounding us with thoughtful questions. We also sent a couple to hang out with them for a day.... so, long story shortened, they have to decided to launch house churches. There's lots of potential for a church planting movement in Oxford... this will be one to watch. These guys are sharp. Here's arecent email describing their decision... also he asks for some input (feel free to send them an email with any ideas... I also think it'd be great if some of us pursuing this decentralized,network of simple churches stuff would send them an email an say "Welcome aboard!" If you wanna do that his email is: Planterdudes@aol.com
Here's the email he sent us...
> "Well, we've done it......... the Veritas CoreCommunity came together Sunday
> night and we've decided to launch 2 home churches on October 13th. We also
> decided to cut back to one worship gathering per month and focus on home
> church development.
> It was cool to see an eager consensus come about as we ate, prayed and talked
> together. We have been building up to this for months now and it is just
> splendid to see it around the corner.
> We want to have some sort of simple yet beautiful commissioning-type,
> sending-out service on the 29th.......something that would convey the
> ecclesiological significance of what we are endeavoring to do. I was
> wondering, being the green neophytes we are, what ideas could you shoot our
> way as to include in such a service? Any ideas on this and on what we should
> look out for as we begin our home churches would rock. It is obvious in many
> ways to us that God has brought you guys into our lives.......thanks for
> being available.