Happy Easter!

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling clothes. So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground.

“Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” asked the men. “He is not here, but he has risen! Remember how he spoke to you when he was still in Galilee, saying, ‘It is necessary that the Son of Man be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day’?” And they remembered his words.

Returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the Eleven and to all the rest. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them were telling the apostles these things. But these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe the women. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. When he stooped to look in, he saw only the linen cloths. So he went away, amazed at what had happened.
— Luke 24:1-12

Join Me at the Sojourn Network Leaders' Summit

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Partnership is one of the defining characteristics of the Christian life. Our Lord knew we couldn’t do it alone. He created, called, and commissioned us to partner together for the sake of the gospel and for his glory. It’s not good for us to be alone. Our churches flourish through healthy partnerships. Because we're all better together.

So whether you're a church planter, a pastor, a ministry leader, a pastor's wife, or a woman leading in ministry, the upcoming Sojourn Network Leadership Summit is for you! The event will take place in Louisville, KY, on October 23-25, 2017.  I'm excited about being there and learning together with you about how churches flourish through collaboration.

The conference features keynote speakers including J. D. Greear and Dave Harvey as well as a number of exciting breakout sessions. In particular, I'm really excited about a Tuesday afternoon session entitled "Parenting a Special Needs Child" led by Pastor Orlando Cabrera from Summit Church in Naples, FL and the tuesday evening drop in group on children's and youth ministry.

Check out the conference registration page at this link. And if you're going to be there, I'd love to connect with you. Leave a note in the comments below, and we'll make time to get together.