Sunday Nov 14th I was at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas for worship and meeting with their council, call committee, and other leaders. We had a lovely worship in which they welcomed new members at both services. Transitional Pastor Don Haven blessed us with his gifts on the trumpet as part of our closing song.
It was a sweet moment for me as they welcomed a family into membership from Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Worth who have moved to the North Dallas side of the metroplex. I was honored to help in welcoming them to membership at King of Glory and seeing again for the first time in a while they younger child who I baptized 9 years ago. The church is always more than one congregation.
After worship we had a meeting with the council and call committee. King of Glory has engaged a leadership consulting firm to assist them in discerning their vision and mission as well as assessing their community. This was a fascinating opportunity to hear the results of a congregational listening survey as well as look at the mission field in their midst. I appreciate the leadership taking seriously the reality that we live in deeply changing times and need to address that with clarity and intentionality. We also were joined by their incoming transitional pastor, the Rev. Kenny Dickson, a UMC minister who will continue to serve them as Pastor Haven retires at the end of 2021.
A good and fulfilling time with the community there. Then home in time for a late afternoon sandlot baseball practice with my youngest and his buddies. Good to spend time enjoying the beautiful November weather and growing and developing skills. #NTNL #KingofGloryDallas #InMissionTogether