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I meet very few people who have not been influenced by Bethel Church in some way over the past ten years. Bethel Church resides in Redding, California and is Pastored by Bill and Benni Johnson. Bethel Music has influenced Christian music in great ways to say the least. In addition to the musical influence, Bill Johnson has served as one of the leading voices in the message of Heaven coming to earth. Bill gets persecuted a lot for what he preaches. He is a thought provoker and pioneer on teaching people the works of the Father.
I was at P.F. Chang’s the other night with my good friend, Clay Danner. Our church will be launching Clay and Rhonda Danner to Taiwan next summer to begin a ministry there.
We ate lettuce wraps, spicy shrimp pad Thai, and some other dish I can’t pronounce. We tore into our food like men who had not eaten in a month. As we stuffed our faces and thought about God’s plans for Clay and Taiwan, we sensed that God wanted us to speak into something about our waiter.
No worship band. No stage. No lights, camera, or action. Just two dads eating a big meal and watching God break through in a very natural way.
If I could pick one word to describe my last five years down here on big beautiful planet earth, I would choose the word;
I’m naturally an extroverted person and enjoy getting along with everyone. I’ve loved and appreciated the message of the Father’s love and how righteous I am in His eyes because of the blood of His Son. I crave knowing that He loves me. What I did not know is that this same God, who loves us so much, will lead us directly into conflict to transform our character to look more like His Son, Jesus.
Have you ever wondered why God does not give you more details up front on what He is calling you to? I certainly have. I think I know why.
We would not have to stretch our faith if God gave us all the details at the beginning of our journey. When our faith is stretched- we grow. If God gave us all the details up front, we would not have to trust Him as much.
The day I accepted the job to become the Lead Pastor of City Church, I told the Elders, “Guys, here is what I know. We are changing names, changing the vision, and moving to another location.” I knew what our vision would be. We would anchor everything and put all of our eggs in the basket of Matthew 28. We will be a church that makes disciples that makes disciples. Dallas Willard says, “Every church must answer two questions. 1. What is your plan for making disciples? 2. Is that plan working?”