I've had some great conversations and interactions lately with some other Church Planters in the Alliance, Texas area. Each of these guys have different personalities, passions and approaches to Church Planting, and they each have a unique vision and calling for the churches God has called them to plant.
There is definitely a unique set of challenges that Church Planters and their families face. Leona and I are looking at the possibility of forming a Church Planter's & wives' fellowship in our area that meets once every 2 months or so for prayer, fellowship and encouragement. I'm looking forward to seeing how each of these churches that God is forming has an impact for the Kingdom in this area over the next several years.
Let me introduce you to a few of my rowdy Alliance, Texas area church planting friends (at least the ones that I have talked with recently) :
John Henson | Highland Community Church
Douglas Shoelles | Church of the Resurrection
Brandon Thomas | Keystone Church
Check em out. They're good guys, and there are a lot of people who need the Gospel in this area. I'm confident that they will each reach and connect with people that Compass Church never will, and vice-versa. God is a big God, with a big heart, boys and girls.
And by the way, if you're planting a church somewhere in the Alliance, Texas area, and I haven't had the opportunity to meet you, drop me a line. Let's get a cup o joe and talk church planting!