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This Sunday – June 7

I’m fired up for this Sunday.  I’ve had the opportunity to attend a couple of conferences this week where I heard some excellent and challenging speakers, the impact of which makes me very excited to be doing what we are doing.

This Sunday we will cointiue in the series of Knowing the Heart of Christ, by looking at Mark 1:15-20, the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.  We will see right away the sense of compelling momentum that Jesus had, his passion for what he was beginning to do.

I’m convinced that our lives often lack passion or have a faux-passion centered on our self-interests because we don’t know where we are in ‘the story’.  Jesus totally understood where he was in the story.  I’m eager to explain where the Gathering Chruch is in the story.

For the first time, we will have the Lord’s  Supper together.  We will do it as part of the meal we share.  It will be dfferrent, but more like the actual Early Church experience.

See  you there.


  1. Hey, I hear The Gathering Church is setting up a competitive disc golf team to whup up on the other churches in Chapel Hill (in a purely “Christian” competitive way…kind of like – who has the most comfortable pews?). Maybe we could get the N&O to give us some coverage on their sports page…or maybe SI will send in a reporter.

    I realize this comment has nothing what-so-ever to do with your post…except it is now a “self interest” of mine. Oh well, maybe we need to monitor who can say what on these blogs…or what that be against the amendment dealing with freedom of speech?

  2. bennett says:


    Keep fired up. So happy to read about your enthusiasm.

  3. Hi Mark,

    Just wanted to let you know that the kids are asking about how your church is going and it is prompting all of us to pray.