By the way, I've been away from my blog for a little more than a month. Life has been busy but very very good! God is working, answering prayers--not just mine, but those of many of our friends--and he has been very obvious lately in directing my steps.
|Nick Lenzi and Mike at Dinner Group |
Leader's retreat in Mont Lawn, PA
Hoboken Grace is an urban church, in a one-square-mile city that I understand does not have one house, where everyone lives in apartment buildings, and which has the second-highest population in the world per capita. Johnston Free is in a more suburban/rural setting, a growing area that used to be mostly farmland. One church consisted of all young professionals, with young leaders, almost all of which were under 35. Most work in New York City, and they are very multicultural. The other was made up of a wide variety of ages, but tended toward the over-40 age group and was pretty much monocultural.
God uses a variety of different types of churches to accomplish his mission!
By the way, if you're looking for training for your leaders, please let me know. See the training/equipping page at www.SmallGroupLeadership.com.
I'll share a couple stories from these conferences over the next few days.