If you are a pastor, church planter, or are headed that way, you should come and check out the Plant Midwest quarterly this month in either St. Louis (Aug 20) or Chicago (Aug. 21). I am speaking at both gatherings on shepherding our own hearts, as well as the hearts of the people we lead and serve. It is easy for those who of us who serve the church to focus on ministry, goals, and the need to "produce," but if we are not careful to watch over our own hearts we are setting ourselves up for burnout, or something far worse. As John Flavel wrote, "The keeping and right managing of the heart in every condition, is one great business of a Christian’s life." This is what I want to focus on in our time together. The Plant Midwest quarterlies are great opportunities for encouragement and to meet others in your area who are praying and working toward planting new churches. Registration is free, so if you are in the area I hope you will join us!
plantSTLOUIS Date: August 20th, 2012 Time: 9am - 1pm Location: August Gate Church 2601 Minnesota Avenue, St. Louis 63118
plantCHICAGO Date: August 21, 2012 Time: 10am - 2pm Location: Armitage Baptist Church 2451 N. Kedzie Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647