Wednesday, July 29, 2009

financial help

Had the pleasure of meeting today with Randy Rhodes in his home. He was so helpful in walking me through picking church finance software, being aware of practical issues, and who else may be helpful to me as I seek to run a tight ship, financially in Tulsa.

I made the trip to Mechanicsburg with Jake Lewis and we had a very interesting and challenging discussion on leadership and how we will strive to build a culture of servanthood and reproducing leaders at Freedom Valley Tulsa.

The progress is slow, but we move on. Tomorrow, I'll be at a small groups / stewardship seminar with Kerrick Thomas from CLI. I get to make the trip with my good friends Gerry Stoltzfoos, Jeremiah Herbert, Heather Bryant and Al DiSalvatore. It's going to be a heck of a long day, but surely worth it.

Jason Fitch - Lead Pastor

Thursday, July 23, 2009

just a thought

Shawna and I (Jake) are at the beach this week. It is strange to think that in just 5 months we'll be making the move, half way across the country to plant a church. It is so easy to get caught up in the details of all that it will require of us. And to be honest, looking back over the last 9 months it is easy to see how God has perfectly lined us up for this calling. But, what I really want to say today is that despite any trouble, pain or persecution I want to walk forward with joy and confidence in our calling. I am so thankful and looking forward to all the ways God is going to teach us and draw us closer to Him through this journey.

Jake Lewis - Worship Leader (that feels kind of funny to say)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I had a great meeting today with Sam Masteller. It's so good to meet with like-minded guys who have a heart for expanding God's Kingdom. I am desperate to find more Sam Mastellers. I'm looking forward to a long relationship where we work together on all kinds of ventures together.

Summer vacation season is in full swing and it's a bit difficult to get hold of pastors as I try and set up meetings to talk about possible financial partnerships. At least, I keep telling myself they are slow to respond because of vacations. Just makes me feel better :)

I met this morning via Skype with Jason Ament, our web designer, so hopefully our 1st generation website will be up and running soon. It's down in maintenance mode right now, but if you want to mark it in your browser, you can get to it here.

In just about 10 days I fly to Tulsa with Shawna and Evan to shoot some video as we put together a short film to tell the story of what God's done so far and what we think He wants to do in the future through our efforts with Freedom Valley Tulsa.

Jason Fitch - Lead Pastor

meeting with my friend Sam today

Meeting with my friend Sam Masteller today to talk about how we may work together in church planting efforts in the future. I hope and pray that God has a long and involved partnership in mind for the two of us.

Jason Fitch - Lead Pastor