After a year of disruption, this summer has provided several reminders of all we have to be thankful for. Most recently as we celebrated our nation’s independence, I could not help but be thankful to serve in a country that still respects personal and religious freedom. Although there are several things I am sure we would all like to change, this is still the best country to serve in a ministry setting.
I have never seen God move like He has the last four to five weeks in our church. I know pastors can say things like that at times in an attempt to lift themselves up or their church. I promise you that is not my intention, and hopefully the rest of this article will prove that. Our story in Northwest Arkansas began in Hendersonville, Tennessee. I know that sounds weird, so let me explain.
Mick Jagger, the lead singer for the secular rock band the Rolling Stones, recorded a hit song bemoaning the pursuit of and failure to discover what he refers to as “satisfaction” over 50 years ago. “I can’t get no satisfaction, ‘cause I try and I try and I try and I try,” is repeated over and over all to no avail according to the writer. Apparently, this driving passion and its elusiveness strikes a chord with millions of listeners as the song has become a cultural icon since its release in 1965.
Among a list of topics discussed, the partnership between WatersEdge, formerly known as the Oklahoma Baptist Foundation, and ABF to offer accounting services to Arkansas Baptist churches and church plants was announced.