Just a quick update from us for prayer. Over the next few weeks, we’ve got some important conversations happening with churches about potential roles. In addition, I’ve got several preaching engagements during early June. Two appointments are supporting local churches here in the Midlands including one at West Smethwick Congregational Church on the 13th June. The other will be part of an interview weekend at a church.
Please continue to pray for clear guidance as we have these conversations. We want to be available to wherever God calls us to. Also pray for Sarah as her decisions about work options will then follow on from this.
In the meantime, I’m continuing to stay busy providing material for Faithroots. I’ve really enjoyed doing the “Faithroots Live” sessions on Wednesdays with an evening series on Creation coming to a close. I’ll be continuing to run the afternoon option looking at Romans for a little while longer. There has also been interest in the audio versions of the Daily Dose – an exposition of Scripture each morning. I had originally focused on video versions of talks for YouTube and Facebook but it seems that a lot of people prefer the option of just listening, presumably as it frees them up for other activities so they can listen in as they exercise, drive or go about the housework.
You can listen in to some of those talks here.
May also saw the launch of “The pastor with a thorn in his side.” If you’ve not been able to pick up copy yet, it is available from Day One and from 10 of Those. The book is edited by my friend Steve Kneale and includes contributions from seven pastors, including me, telling their stories of their experience of facing depression. At a time when many people are struggling with their emotional health, we hope the book will prove helpful both to those suffering from depression and those seeking to walk alongside friends who are suffering.