Reflections On My First Year at NewSpring Church

Wow!  I can't believe that it has been one year already!

It was one year ago that Jenn, Melea, and I packed all of our stuff up into a 26' box truck and a 10' U-Haul trailer and moved from Indiana to South Carolina to join the ministry team at NewSpring Church.

It doesn't make sense for someone to take a massive paycut, move 600 miles away, move away from family and friends, self-pack all their earthly possessions and go to work for a church.  It doesn't make sense unless God is in it!

And in it He has been!  This crusade has been wildly blessed!  My world has been rocked!

Let me share some statistics.

In the past year, the following has taken place.

  • I have been to develop a financial counseling process and provide one-on-one financial counseling to 433 people!  Many more folks will be counseled this year!
  • I have completed my first book (headed to the publisher within the month)  Many more are on the way!
  • I have been able to develop the Financial Learning Experience and teach it seven different times to over 850 people!  Many more are on the way!
  • I have been able to develop the 5-week long Financial Freedom Class and teach it five different times to over 400 people!  Many more are on the way – including as a home group/small group study!
  • I have been able to serve on the NewSpring Church staff and see over one thousand people commit their lives to Jesus Christ and see over one thousand people baptized (my daughter being one of them!)!  Thank you PERRY and PAUL (no blog!) and the entire leadership team for giving me the opportunity to be part of this unbelievable thing that God is doing!
  • I was able to meet and interview my HERO – Dave Ramsey – There is NOTHING like meeting your hero and realizing that they are even cooler than you thought them to be!  Dave – THANK YOU for the opportunity!  I want the opportunity to teach alongside you some day!
  • I have been able to see marriages restored, lives changed, debt freedom achieved, and relationships healed simply by teaching folks to manage money God's way!

God has rocked this ministry and this crusade.  I CANNOT WAIT to see what happens next.  By the way, He has shown me several of the next steps, and it is unbelievable!

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1 Comment

  1. J.R. Lee on October 1, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Congratulations my friend!

    Keep it up!

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