As a follow up to our last post, I thought it might be fun to give our readers a window into some of the specific prayers we have been praying as we think about building our launch team for the church plant in Wilmington. In other words, there are certain kinds of people we have … More What About You? (Part Two)
I’m just going to come out and say it: we feel our weakness. The year has begun. No wait – THE year has begun. This is the year that we, Joshua Earl and Aaron Beane and our families, Lord willing, will start a brand-new church. This is big stuff, people. This is like opening a new … More What About You?
On September 7th, Aaron and I took our second scouting trip to Wilmington. Once again, the Lord was incredibly gracious to us in the ways He provided for us as we went, particularly through those folks He allowed us to meet and get to know! Though we were only there for about 24 hours, we … More Exploratory Trip: September 2017
From August 15-17, Aaron and I were privileged to take our first exploratory trip to Wilmington since we began our church planter residency at CrossWay Community Church (check out our latest video update below!). During the residency, our plan is to visit Wilmington 4-5 times with the goal of familiarizing ourselves with the city, meet … More Exploratory Trip: August 2017
In his second letter to the Thessalonian church, the Apostle Paul concluded by asking them to pray for him and his partners in gospel mission: “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you” (2 Thessalonians 3:1). As Aaron and I begin our … More Prayer Points – July 2017
We’re excited to finally put out some big news that we’ve been praying over, discussing, researching, and thinking through. Since Aaron and I arrived in Louisville for the Pastors College a year ago, the Lord has opened our eyes to his purposes in a more definite way than when we first began the pursuit of carrying on … More Update and Next Steps
Aaron and I are white. I say this right from the start because I want to give no indication that either of us pretends to understand the complexity and density of the racial barriers that have been constructed in this country. From the outside looking in, however, we can see that these roots and wounds … More The Need for Multi-Racial Churches
As a former pastor-teacher, one of my greatest joys in serving my church was in seeing my fellow brothers and sisters fall more deeply in love with Jesus with each passing year. Actually, observing the spiritual growth and transformation of those in our local church helped me persevere through the more difficult moments as a … More The Fruit of a Healthy Church