Thursday, April 12, 2012

May 23 Partnership Dinner

The Rev. Paul Anderson will be the speaker and prayer leader at Crossroads Community Church's first annual partnership dinner.  The dinner is scheduled for Wedesday evening, May 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited.  After the dinner information about Crossroads will be shared and new members of our Crossroads board of directors will be elected.

Pastor Anderson is director of Lutheran Renewal, a parachurch organization that networks with the body of Christ.  Lutheran Renewal calls people to a believing use of the Holy Scripture, the infallible Word of God; encourages believers in the Lord Jesus to live in dependence upon the Holy Spirit; helps people to be filled with the Holy Spirit in answer to prayer and to use the Spirit's gifts to strengthen the church; challenges individuals and congregations to fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the power of the Spirit; invites people to Spirit-inspired worship in response to God's grace in Christ.

Paul Anderson was a pastor in California for twenty-five years before he became the Director of Lutheran Renewal in 1995. His vision to raise up the next generation led to the 2001 founding of The Master's Institute, an alternative seminary, and more recently a young adult ministry in his home. He enjoys networking with pastors and facilitating congregational renewal. The Alliance of Renewal Churches was formed in 2002 out of that passion. His most recent books include The Father's Gift and Dare to Dream... which he is still doing with his wife, Karen, and their six children.

Today Paul and Karen are on their way to Finland and Latvia for ministry, and then will be in Africa just before coming to Crossroads.  There is a deep spiritual tie with Paul and the Lutheran Renewal movement that we share at Crossroads.  This will be an opportunity to listen and pray as the Lord leads us together into His future.

Invitations to the Partnership Dinner will be mailed soon.  We do want people to RSVP so we have an idea of how many plates our caterer will bring.  Thank you to members of First Baptist Church of Cokato for their willingness to help serve.  The meal will be a sit-down affair as we do our best to honor one another and the Lord.

God's peace to you today.

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