Monday, September 06, 2004

I am tired.

I am tired.
I have called many ministries and tried to get support for Word of Mouth Ministries for about a year now…meeting people who get excited then never show up again.
I don’t care about getting money other than it would help with some of the pressure of supporting a family and being able to spend time to reach out to the community.
I now have been working at selling cars. At first it seemed to be that I would make an income that would let us pay some bills and get this “Church plant” off the ground. I guessed wrong, as I put in over 60 hours a week and have yet to make enough to cover a part time job. I don’t mean to complain, it just as I seek to build a community the ones I find are not ready for community or to grasp at the opportunity to get back into the “church thing”…. I understand, as my mission is to leave the 99 and seek the 1. I know this is the opposite of the “church” at large who seem to be overly concerned with just the 99 that they expect the 1 to just come to them... but they won't.
I would really appreciate prayer as I am about ready to give up this vision.
I have tried to get support from “emerging church planters” and have either never received any word back, or was told I was not Calvinist enough…. which to me was really strange as I know some of the major players of pomo/emerg who would never think Calvinism as “good theology”.
I guess I can only just share my heart here in hopes someone somewhere will see this spark that God has ignited. Not just in me but also in many who seek something real and are not willing to just play church anymore.
Really, this is not a money thing…. It is a heart thing.


leviathen said...


Hang in. i know how frustrating waiting can be, but great things happen in the down times.


iggy said...

Thanks Levi,
I posted this a while back and since then I have been moving forward.
In fact tonight I have a couple of guys who will be "checking out the bible study" to see if they want to get involved. They are "into" the emerging thing...what ever that means. hahaha
I have had some regulars show up at study, so things are moving...
My wife even commented one night that I seem to have a men's ministry growning...we'll see what God has in store.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just wanted to stop by and say that I like the comment you made on Gabe's blog - about Jesus being a friend. I feel that htere is a lot of missunderstanding going around about Him, and His message.