Saturday 10

Each Saturday I take some time to reflect on the ten things that happened this past week that have brought me life.  Things that I’m excited about. 

- Our first national conference on multi-ethnic ministry called, The Kainos Movement (April 16-17, 2014), continued to make progress this week.  We met with our website design firm, and they showed us some branding options.  We expect the website to be up and running by mid October.  Once that happens you’ll be able to register for the conference.  You won’t want to miss this as John Piper, Tony Evans, Soong Chan Rah, John Perkins and a host of others are going to be sharing on how to do multi-ethnic ministry.

- This past Sunday I had the honor of preaching at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship.  God was gracious, and his people were blessed.  Thanks to Dr. Terren Dames for hosting me.

- At the same time I preached across all three campuses at Fellowship Memphis as we started our series on the book of James (thanks to some wonderful technology I was actually able to preach in two states, at four locations on the same day).  You can go here to listen, and subscribe to the podcast or download the app: http://www.fellowshipmemphis.org/media/

- Since my father was also preaching in Dallas this past Sunday we decided to connect for lunch.  I so love my dad, and am grateful for his godly example.  Follow him on Twitter @crawfordloritts

- I met with another pastor this week to discuss plans of a partnership where we dream of planting gospel centered, disciple making, multi-ethnic churches in the city of Memphis.  I left the breakfast table excited for the future of our city.

- I’m honored to serve as the General Editor for an upcoming book called, Letters to a Birmingham Jail.  Some of the authors on this project are Matt Chandler, Crawford Loritts, John Piper, John Perkins, John Bryson, Charlie Dates and Albert Tate.  Subscribe to my blog to be regularly updated on this project as it will be coming out sometime next spring.

- On Monday our staff discussed Dr. Korie Edwards book, The Elusive Dream.  It’s one of the most thought provoking books I’ve read on the multi-ethnic church. 

- Monday afternoon’s are the highlight of my week as I lead a preaching cohort that trains our residents on preaching.  This past Monday we talked about the personal life of the preacher.

- Thursday I connected with my prayer group, made up of pastors around the city of Memphis.  It was a great time of sharing and prayer- a real and rare safe place for we pastors.

- Yesterday Korie and I saw The Butler.  It exceeded the hype.  Go see it.