Ministry Update: Stardate: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hey everyone,

There’s lots of stuff going on, and I wanted to take a second to update you all on the latest with the Adkison family and our ministry with Resonate Church.

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Ever since joining Resonate this past fall, our family had been part of an awesome City Group in the Inglewood area. We’ve loved being a part of this group because it allowed us to make new friends quickly and feel like we were part of the family at Resonate.

About 2 months ago, Shane began talking with a few of us about the possibility of launching a new City Group on the West side of town. There are quite a few Resonate folks who live West, and many of the City Groups at Resonate were at or near capacity, so it just made sense to start a new community closer to where many of us live.

So, for a little over a month now, we’ve been co-leading a City Group out of the Adkison house. We’re already seeing great relationships formed, the gospel taught and explained, and people getting excited about mission on the West Side. Magen and I have a huge heart for our neighborhood and have been developing relationships for the past 4 or 5 years here. We can’t wait to see many people come to faith as a result of the Fisk / Meharry City Group!

Residency Program
Just a quick update on the Residency Program at Resonate. I recently updated our interim leadership team about the status of the residency program and we believe we’re on track to launch in June. The details are all coming together and we look forward to being used of God to plant new churches and missional communities throughout Nashville and the world. I’ll post specific details about the Residency Program as soon as I can.

Work
I also wanted to give everyone an update on my work situation. God has truly provided for our needs during the first two months of the year. People have been gracious to support us financially, God has given me more graphic and web design work than I almost know what to do with, and I recently started a part time job at Lifeway headquarters. Altogether, I am fairly busy and we are paying the bills!

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A Van
One of the tangible things we’ve been asking God to provide for our family is a minivan. We have a new addition to the family, a little girl, who is going to be here in less than two months, and our current vehicle simply cannot house three car seats. We’ve been praying and asking God for wisdom about what to do. Well as of today, I’m excited to report that we’ve found a van, and we’ll have it on our possession in a few weeks!

When I was talking to my dad about the situation, he mentioned that he and Karla were considering selling their van, and as we talked, it just made sense that this was what we had been looking for. So my dad is selling me his barely used van at a great price! Bonus: I get to fly out to Colorado with my brother Andy to pick it up, and see the Colorado side of the family. So we’re super-stoked about getting to spend some quality time together in the air, in the mountains, and on the road!

Thanks everyone for your prayers and support of the Adkison family in our latest ministry endeavor.

Here are a few prayer requests:

  • Pray for the Fisk / Meharry City Group, that we would be a good family of missionary servants to the people of West / North Nashville.
  • Pray for the Residency Program at Resonate, that we would develop a great plan for training up and helping prepare men to plant churches.
  • Pray for the salvation of many with whom we are sharing the gospel in our City Group, in our neighborhood, and throughout Nashville.
  • Pray for my (Ben’s) sanity as I am juggling a pretty heavy workload with lots of deadlines.

 

God is good!

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