Sunday (September 18th)
Finished our our stay at the Lundblade house and celebrated Gina Adamason’s birthday. Gina is my sister in law and was born again earlier this year. I have the priviledge of baptising her and her husband Todd (my wife’s brother).
Monday (September 19th)
Worked on Calvary Chapel University’s monthly newsletter and sent it out a 1,000 churches by the end of the day. Here is what we sent out: http://mim.io/626a91.
Note: can you find something controversion in the first paragraph? If you can, you will understand my Tuesday.
Tuesday (September 20th)
Arrived on the CCCM campus at 7:00 AM for my first New Testament Greek class… I’m taking the Greek class from http://ccsom.cccm.com so that I can know New Testament Greek better and so that I can test out of it if it is required for a Masters degree.
As soon as I got out of the NT Greek class I checked my University email. I had received a question/complaint regarding the newsletter that had gone out the day before. The controversy swirled around the title of the School of Ministry course that is being offered through CCU. I spent a few minutes on the phone responding to the concern and then wrote the following blog post. Is CCU Going Emergent?
All of that before lunch… And speaking of lunch, I sat at a table with Pastor Chuck Smith and some of the other Orange County Calvary Chapel pastors. For some wonderful reason, Pastor Brian Brodersen invited me to join this group for a short Bible study and meal.
Wednesday (September 21st)
Started the day with one more hour of NT Greek class. Once I was back in the office I ran errands for the University with Bryan Henderson.
In the early afternoon I had the priviledge of visiting with Dr. Chapin Marsh from Horizon College. Dr. Marsh is my predacessor. I’m attempting to fill his shoes now at the University. I was encouraged to learn that Horizon College is now a couple of months away from finalizing the accreditation through ABHE. Once this is complete, they will be the first Calvary Chapel college to gain national accreditaiton in the US.
An hour after Dr. Marsh left I connected with Dan Toro for coffee. Dan and his wife Niki were missionaries in England for the last couple of years. I ran into him at CCCM for the first time and wanted to get to know him better. We had a great hour and a half of fellowship at Portola Coffee Lab.
From there we headed to church and enjoyed a great series of testimonies and message by Pastor Brian Brodersen. Here is a link to that message. It was entitled “God’s Good Work For Those Who Love Him”.