This week started off well. Ruth waited until worship was over to check her phone for the score of the World Cup final on Sunday. We've enjoyed following the World Cup, and watched a few of the games. We're on our way to Atlanta for staff training next week. My primary concern this week was… Continue reading July 21, 2018 — Preparing for Staff Training
A week ago Ruth and I were settling into our room in Atlanta prior to the beginning of RUF's July Assessment. We were given two couples and a single man to focus on, with the assistance of a younger RUF minister and his wife who were learning how Assessment works. These weeks are always encouraging… Continue reading July 16, 2018 — RUF Assessment
I was at home all last week! I can't remember the last time that happened. My main project was preparing for RUF Assessment this week. Ruth and I are assigned to three men interested in ministry with RUF. I read their materials, called references, listened to their sermons, and participated in a video conference with… Continue reading July 9, 2018 — At home
The past three weeks have not been hectic, but they have been packed. General Assembly I divide my time between meeting with people to discuss RUF ministry and attending scheduled events. This year I had conversations about starting RUF on Long Island and in upstate New York, I talked with two of the men involved… Continue reading July 1, 2018 — General Assembly, etc.
Last week started early with a 6:00 am flight to Atlanta for RUF Orientation. All the new campus ministers and interns came to be introduced to our systems for reporting expenses, tracking donations, etc. and for teaching on fund-raising and the mechanics of campus ministry. I discussed the churches of the Chesapeake Presbytery with the… Continue reading June 12, 2018 — RUF Orientation
There was no fondue last Monday. ☹️ But Stephen is home from Korea and we have enjoyed having him around. I will be gone all of the next two weeks, so last week was catching up and preparing. I drove home from the RUF Chesapeake Bay Summer Conference; mowed the grass, weeded the garden, and… Continue reading June 4, 2018 — Family Time
Like the week before, the weather forecast for last week was rain everyday. Praise God we were able to go on the beach all week! Some days we couldn't take the boats out, but every day we had some sunshine. John Stone returned to preach in the evening. It was a treat to hear him… Continue reading May 27, 2018 — On the Bay