Reveal the Encounter Issue 5
by Wayne Spencer on July 28th, 2021
Are you ready to see God move in this story? Are you ready to see Hope show up? I know I was and I will have to testify that when God shows you, you are never disappointed. You may be reading this story and wondering how a pastor could be so depressed, how a pastor could allow things to get to them in such deep ways. Aren’t we supposed to be so spiritual? Well, I have news for you. Pastors a...
Reveal the Encounter Issue 4
by Wayne Spencer on July 21st, 2021
Thinking about the following months that would follow the church vote to embrace and follow this new vision for ministry brings a mixture of emotions that I can probably never fully articulate. As I continue to unfold this story, my prayer would be that you can feel and understand the emotions and resulting actions that this local church experienced. The church may have voted the first part of M...
Reveal the Encounter Issue 3
by Wayne Spencer on July 13th, 2021
What things will God bless? This is the question I repetitively seem to be asking myself, not only in ministry, but in my own personal life as well. In the midst of trying to discern the future of our church and ministry, I had to keep asking myself this question. The reality was that we couldn’t do this by our own power, and the only way to get God to bless this local church was to do things w...
Reveal the Encounter Issue 2
by Wayne Spencer on July 6th, 2021
Have you ever stopped and looked back at your life in chapters like a literary novel? I feel that I am so fortunate to see how the different chapters in my life have worked together to get me where I am today. I didn’t see it at the time, but looking back, you can always see the course and movement in life. Now, don’t think that it has always been rainbows and lollipops. Some chapters have bee...
Reveal the Encounter Issue 1
by Wayne Spencer on June 28th, 2021
We are often told that the Christian’s path is not supposed to be a solitary one. Instead, it should be one that is with, and within, the Body of Christ, the Church. However, we are living in a technological age where we can access and connect with one another with a simple click and never physically see one another. This was becoming very popular before COVID-19 was ever a thought, but COVID ha...