A New Challenge

I have taught a seminar at our church, Jefferson Baptist Church, JBC, every year for 3 days in the middle of January for about the last 25 years. The content is generally about the power of prayer, and how leaders in churches can motivate those in their churches to pray more. It has been very rewarding over the years to see the change in many leaders and churches, and the blessing of God in their lives grow, as they have become more and more devoted to prayer. It has been enjoyable as it has become a whole church event for us where many people in JBC are involved in a variety of ways to help make the event very successful. I have wondered how long we could do it before it started to drop off in attendance because every year we have been pretty much maxed out on the number who have come that we can handle logistically. We finished yesterday at noon, the content that I taught was very well received, but the attendance this year was about half of our normal number of attenders. Someone suggested that it was probably all the people who were sick with the flu. I am not sure of the reason, but I had told the Lord that I would change the content if it looked like it was time. So I am going to take a couple of days in the next month, and go someplace by myself and think and pray about possible new subjects, and also in the next couple of months ask lots of people what they think and come up with the general outline and content of a new seminar by the end of March. I would like to have it clear what the new seminar will cover, and then when I bicycle to the Grand Canyon, then to Yellowstone, and then home, 3,300 miles I want to do lots of writing each evening in camp, and have a good start on the content, power point, and syllabus when I get home from the trip June 30th. I like new beginnings, new challenges, and new ministries. It is going to be fun to see what happens.

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