In Fall 2021, God called our family to step out in faith and follow Him into the unknown. Over the following months, He revealed more of His plan, piece by piece. While the way has not necessarily gotten easier, the path has become clearer. And with clarity, comes greater peace. This peace we continue to carry with us as we make plans for the next steps in our journey.
Brian has been serving with the Inspire Movement for over ten years and is now feeling called to devote even more time to this missional discipleship ministry. The vision of Inspire is to help people abide deeply with God and live missionally in the world. Through small group bands and house fellowships, discipleship is carried out through a Way of Life: seeking growth in the love of God, practicing His presence through spiritual disciplines, helping one another in small group fellowship, and engaging mission through the love of neighbor. Our family will be traveling to communities and churches interested in Inspire, spending two to three weeks mentoring bands and house fellowships, as well as, training leaders to engage in missional discipleship. We will also be hosting Sabbath Gatherings in our home. Brian will be extending his contribution to the Inspire Movement internationally through the Inspire School of Discipleship, writing new Inspire materials, and facilitating other Inspire mentoring opportunities overseas. In partnership with the Inspire Movement, Brian will also be serving as the Missional Discipleship Coordinator with World Methodist Evangelism.
OUR NEW LOCATION
We have recently moved back to Louisiana and will be purchasing Brian’s grandmother’s home. The house was built by his grandfather in 1943, and while it was built well, it needs a lot of work before we can move in and make it our home. At this point we are estimating six months to a year to finish the renovations, so we will be living in our camper until we can complete the work.
In order to be obedient to the full-time ministry vision we believe we have been given, we are fundraising the support we need for our basic living and ministry expenses. We would like to invite you to join us on this new and exciting journey God has called us on. You may not be ready to join us on the road (though you are always welcome!), but there are many ways you can be a part of what God is going to be doing through this ministry.
As we set out on this journey, please join us in praying for:
We will share prayer updates and news in our various communications so please keep in touch. We hope to send prayer points, news and reports along the way. If you would like to be on our email newsletter list, email Misty at [email protected].
We hope to send prayer points, news, and reports along the way. Once we are settled in our new location, we will be setting up an email subscription in order for everyone to keep up with the latest updates. Until then, you can follow us at the links shown on this website.
We are excited for you to take this journey with us and are truly grateful for your willingness to join us through your financial support. Please pray about how you might be able to support us financially. It does help us to budget well if people can give regularly, but we are grateful for one time and occasional gifts. All the funds we receive will go directly to our basic living costs and ministry expenses. We have a more detailed budget we would be happy to share with you upon request.