Thankful and Challenged by New Opportunities

After a busy September and October, which saw the launch of CTKS (Christ the King Somerville) and my ordination, November has given me a chance to take a breath.It has also given me a chance to pursue people I felt I had been neglecting. I am called to always be on the lookout for opportunities…

Ordained to Serve Christ the King

I am thankful to have been ordained last Thursday evening. It was the Church’s affirmation and empowering of the calling placed on my life to minister the gospel.  It was a simultaneously sobering and encouraging experience, a reminder that we have a real enemy and my hope of fruitful ministry is not in myself, but…

Big News & Big Changes

Both in ministry and in personal life, there are a lot of big changes taking place. Some good, some bad, but the one constant is that nothing stays the same. First Month of Public Services We have taken off the training wheels and have now completed our first month of PUBLIC services, which has been…

Launching In

Christ the King Somerville launch service is Sunday, September 7th at 4:30pm! I know some of you out there are thinking, “What!? I thought the church was already meeting.” Well, we have been. Our goal was to make it as confusing as possible for everyone (That wasn’t really our goal, but it is somewhat confusing)….

Somerville and Summer Travels

Greetings from sunny Somerville! It’s been warm here of late, but warm here is a good thing. I have received a call as Assistant Pastor of Christ the King Somerville. It’s official. I have been called as the Assistant Pastor, which will permit me to stay and invest in our congregation long-term. The hope of the CTK…

New England Summer

I knew I liked it here when my spirits were still high in the middle of February. Nonetheless, a few friends and I would often remind each other, “Summer is coming.” It was worth the wait. You know that period of a couple of weeks in April or May in the South or the Midwest…

So Much Has Happened And Is Happening

It’s been a while since I have written an update. This is not because nothing has happened, but because so much has happened. Since I last wrote, Christ the King Somerville (CTKS) has continued to meet and to grow, both internally and externally. We had our second public service on Easter. Given that we are…

Update: First Public Service and More

March was a big month for CTK Somerville, as I mentioned it would be in my previous post. The month began with our first core group worship service on March 3 (see previous post). After that, I spent a week in Birmingham, where I greatly enjoyed and benefited from the Cahaba Park Church planting cohort….

Sermon: The True Shepherd

Delivered at Christ the King Somerville on March 16, 2014.  The sound quality is not great as it came from a friend recording it on his cell phone (without my knowledge). Text: Mark 6:30-44

Update: A Month of Firsts

On March 2, we had our first core group worship service (pictured above). It was exciting to worship together, and I think we will always remember it. On March 16, I will preach at Christ the King Somerville for the first time. On March 23, we will have our first “public” service (more advertised, more…