On the 17th of September I hosted a meeting here at the ASAPH Teaching Center where the pastors of 4 of the 5 congregations sat together, told jokes, ate some cookies, drank some juice and encouraged each other. It was a good moment.
I was blessed to be a 'neutral' party respected by all. Those of us who have been 'on the scene' here for years welcomed the Baptist pastor who transferred in just this summer.
The meeting was fun and edifying. All of the participants expressed
I am hoping (and praying) that this step will be blessed by God and that the pastors will continue to meet and fellowship. Perhaps one day all of the church committees can hang out together, and so on.
ASAPH Teaching Center is an ideal neutral location for such meetings. That way no one member 'hosts' the event. Thank God for ASAPH Teaching Ministry and the doors it has opened already!