Got back from the Vineyard leader's conference on Friday. It was a great chance to catch up with some old friends, from around the place. I must be getting old, all my friends are either having babies or having churches. Juliet barber (Southend Vineyard) spoke about church for people that wouldn't get into church and recounted some of the early days in Southend. Lots of strange messed up people (me included) fumbling around with the kingdom, visits to Wimber conferences. You could always spot us lot from Southend, we'd be the ones smoking out the front entrance! Although I was in and out of the radar constantly during that period, just due to my own immaturity, it taught me a lot about the reality of the Kingdom. I saw first hand the ethos...."Belong before they Believe".
Aside from that I was given quite a few words about church planting, and it seemed to crop up in conversation a lot more too when I was speaking to people.......mmmm, weird vibe was happening. Who knows, I'm going to test it and seek God. I have a habit of gong into things too fast, so maybe this time I'll wait for the big man.
Back into teaching this week. I couldn't take my guitar in the end as it sent me over my allowance. Boy did my fingers feel like bananas on Monday. Getting slightly better now though.