Central Coast

I wish I had more time to spend on this trip to the Central Coast of California. In three days I have been able to help start three churches and make four ministers “legal.” That’s what I call it when my 501c3 organization ordains a minister:). At a friend’s birthday party last night I got to meet two more who “need permission” to be and do all that God has called them to be and do!

I am calling what I am doing “simple” church planting, so simple you can’t believe it’s legal! Already some sayings are developing: “Money is no object;” “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is FUN;” “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, it’s a Party!;” “That was easy!;” and so on!
I also got the great privilege of “doin’ the stuff:” Healing, delivering, prophesying, preaching, blessingl worshiping, and just all around having a great time. We made plans to stay up here during the summer, maybe even this year!

At the same time passion is burning for the 5000 souls the Lord wants to harvest in Rancho Belago! Yesterday the Lord gave me a name for “The Ranch” as we have been calling it since 1998: “End of the Road Ranch.” This name is full of meaning that will be unpacked in the days, months, and years to come.

The Lord is good! And He is Worthy to be praised!

Photo on 2011-03-25 at 07.34

Early morning in the Central Coast

It’s a little past 5 a.m. in Arroyo Grande, CA. I’m sitting in the Starbucks, drinking my favorite espresso drink and eating a bagel. The family is still sleeping at a nearby motel. I’m really looking forward to the next couple of days. I’m actually full of anticipation about what is going to unfold as I meet up with ministry partners and adventure in this area.
Today we are pulling a permit for an event a local minister is doing on April 16. It’s not normal church, but it is a lot of fun. My good friend Steve Sjogren likes to say: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is…FUN.” It’s about time to let the FUN begin!