As we approach Passion Week for the celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection, it is always humbling to remember the sacrifice and love that drove Jesus to endure the cross for us. Since I have become Executive Director of ACGC and no longer serve as a pastor of a church, my focus and mindfulness of Easter has taken on a different level of intent. As a pastor, I was always looking for ways to plug people into the real meaning behind the Easter celebration and all that was fulfilled by the trials, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Old Testament prophesies. In my current role, my focus has shifted more to my own mind as I come to the Easter season – staying focused on the deep meaning of what Christ accomplished on the cross for us. As each of us come to the upcoming holiday season, we need to overcome the world’s influence to make this just another empty holiday of time off and instead remember the plan of salvation and the sacrifice of Christ.
In preparation for Leadership Conference, we are focused on the arrival of international leaders and on capitalizing on the opportunities of having these individuals in North America. Please be prayer for these leaders, their travels and connections as they make their way to the conference and have opportunity to connect with churches. If you are going to be at the conference, please look out for these leaders and take the opportunity to spend time with them and hear about their ministries.