I am now back in the office for the week trying to get on top of Fall programming for our new service structure. The addition of another Saturday service and the live music Atrium venue will be challenging, but I feel quite confident that we will see God do some exciting things through this step of faith.
My sabbatical time thus far has been refreshing. I enjoyed using some of my extra time to go with my family to visit friends and family in Chicago and Milwaukee. Most of all I valued the extra time with my lovely wife and children (see picture below). After this week, I will be out for one more week of sabbatical as I take my wife to Maryland for the Worship God 06 conference. I am looking forward joining with Carrie in learning how to more faithfully lead in ministry. She is my greatest encourager (and personal editor) so I think it will be a wonderful time for us to build a stronger vision for a Church that faithfully worships God and seeks to invite more people to a life changing relationship with Him!