Busy, Busy and busy some more

Well, other than referring to a few articles, I haven't been able to write much this week. I began my first week in the office this past Monday and have been absolutely swamped with work. I need 14 hour work days just to keep my head above water. In spite of the business, however, we have seen much accomplished and I am very excited about that. We have worked rather feverishly on new items for our upcoming budget, we have had an opportunity to do some vision casting with our staff, although that has been incomplete because two of our staff members are out of town this week, and we'll all be going on a staff retreat in a couple weeks. We've also begun moving in the right direction from a technological standpoint. We set up a church blog [click here] this week that we will begin using for church communication starting this coming Monday and it will continue until we can get our new website up and running, which will hopefully be by January 1st. We also set up, with the blog, our podcast site [click here] and will hopefully be podcasting our messages beginning with this week's Sunday morning message, and possibly our Sunday evening messages as well. Finally we have begun using our new logo. I'm excited about it. I've pasted a picture of it below. Many of you have been praying for us this week. We are grateful for your prayers. Please continue to pray for us during the transition. Pray for Frederick as they adjust to our leadership. Finally, please pray for our former church, Missouri Valley. We love those folks and really believe that God has tremendous things in store for them. Pray for them this Sunday as they transition to pursuing a pastor for the first time in 5 years. fbbclogo.jpg