God does exciting stuff!  And one of those things He’s up to that has me very excited right now is something called  (I’m not hyperlinking it yet because the site isn’t up and running quite yet.  When it is, I’ll link to it.) is based on a passage in the Bible.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If they fall down, they can help each other up.  But pity those who fall and have no one to help them up!  Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.  But how can one keep warm alone?  Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

In just over two weeks, three local churches are teaming up to do a sermon series together, called “I’d Rather Be Fishing.”  It runs July 1 – 22, and is a collaboration between SonRise Church, The Gathering Tree, and CrossWay Church.  I’m not going to give away all the details yet, but back to….

We’re creating a website at that will be a central site for the collaboration.  All the promotional materials for the series will point people to this site for more info.  On, they’ll find worship times and locations, links to all three churches’ websites, and all the graphics.

It will also serve as a resource for other churches.  By the end of the series, will contain all the graphics, the promotional videos we’re making, podcasts of each week’s message from all three churches, sermon notes, and some other goodies.  All of it will be available for free for other churches to download and use.

In the future, whenever churches in this area collaborate on this scale, we can again use as a central site to host all the info.  One such collaboration is coming up in September.  “I’d Rather Be Fishing” is a partnership between two Baptist churches and  a Mennonite church.  The September series, about the Kingdom of God, will be a partnership between a Baptist church, an Assemblies of God church, and a Mennonite church.  It’s going to be a huge deal–more details about that in the months ahead.  A statement to the world that denominations are not dividing the church.  We’re on the same team!

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