NEO Team Update 10-10-22
Dear NEO family,
I appreciate so much the District Advisory Board encouraging Gloria and me to have a sabbatical of rest and renewal . I have lots of material for reading and discussion with Gloria. I am going to try to disconnect from the work I love in NEO. Thanks for your prayers and support, and we will see you soon!
Let me leave you with some insights shared by Jane Overstreet from her book, Unleader. She offers up six traits she discovered in the old biblical stories that distinguish the Davids – the “unleaders” – from the Sauls.
Fear God more than you fear people.
What helps you make decisions as a leader? There are always things driving you. In Saul’s context, oftentimes it was fear of what people thought. For David, it was always about what God thought. (For the remaining five traits, click here.)
Pastors’ “I Want to Celebrate…”
Our Men’s Ministry had a retreat a couple of weeks ago. It was so fun to see guys ranging from their 20’s thru 70’s worshipping God and growing closer to each other. Many have formed “text groups” as a way to encourage each other throughout the week. Jim Thornton – Tulsa Hills
God provided the resources for us to purchase two new AC units. More importantly, Carol baptized four kids a few weeks ago. They have grown up in the Church and are precious to us. David and Carol Stevens – Vinita
We love and appreciate all our clergy on the Northeast Oklahoma District! Thank you for your endless hours of service as you pastor the Church. You are loved!!!!