I spent part of the weekend with my friends, Bill and Evie von Husen, who pastor The Summit in Hackensack, NJ along with Gary and Kathy Schmidt. The Summit is the result of two churches merging into one, which can sometimes be a tricky process. Why is that? It is because the two churches never quite mesh as they seek to become one and the challenges are usually, but not always, at the leadership level.
The Summit has been meeting for seven weeks and it all looks pretty good from my perspective. The people are excited, leadership is flowing together. and there certainly was a good spirit in the Sunday meeting. I met with those in leadership on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon and we talked about a variety of topics. They asked good questions and I enjoyed my time with them, and hope I contributed something that will make their jobs a little bit easier.
On Sunday morning, I spoke on the story of Jonathan and his armor-bearer from 1 Samuel 14 and gave it the title Cliffhanger Faith. There is a chance I will speak on that in my home church in two weeks, so I will hold off sending out the PowerPoint slides until then. In the meantime, I pray all God's blessings on The Summit as they impact the Hackensack area with the power of the gospel. Keep up the good work all.