Monday, November 30, 2009

full - length film up on facebook!

The full-length film "Introducing Freedom Valley Tulsa" is up on my facebook page now.

It's a 15 minute story of God calling multiple generations and multiple people to Tulsa, Oklahoma to connect with the hundreds of thousands who currently do not go to church.

Please take a few minutes and check it out. If you're interested in partnering with our church, either financially or in prayer, please let me know and I'll send you a partnership card and a DVD of the film!

You can see the movie here

Jason Fitch
Lead Pastor

a vehicle!

I'm heading over to the tag agency shortly to meet a man I hardly know. He's a guy who does not even go to our church, but he's signing the title of his Jeep Cherokee over to our church today. Pretty cool. I'll be driving this Jeep down to Tulsa on Thursday and it may just tow our first church trailer and equipment around Tulsa in the months to come!

God is supplying all of our needs and I feel like we're only on the edge of the huge blessing He's got in mind!

Only 3 days until our family moves . . . not that I'm counting or excited about that :)

Jason Fitch
Lead Pastor

Sunday, November 29, 2009

great morning in Lancaster

We're on our way home from FLCC in Lancaster, Pa. Pastor Sam Masteller is building a really fantastic church here in the heart of Amish Country. I believe they have seen almost 200 people receive Christ just this year!

I showed our preview video and shared for a few minutes in each service. I will be back with part of our team on Wed night to speak at their "First Wednesday " service. Can't wait.

Probably the nicest thing about today is who I'm traveling with . . . my whole family and Shawna Lewis. My favorites!

Jason Fitch
Lead Pastor

Saturday, November 28, 2009

coming to the end . . . and the beginning

It's hard to believe that I'm sitting in my office here at Freedom Valley York Rd after so many years and all I managed to pack up is 6 small boxes. Well, I've never been much of a pack rat.

In just about a week, our family will be rolling into Tulsa and unloading our stuff into our new home. It's seemed so far away for so long, I can hardly believe it's so close now.

I feel really somber today. These past few weeks has been a time of "last" or "last for a long time" events and the time is so near to actually go. I wondered, last night, why church planters never talk or write about what a heart-wrenching process it is for a family and their extended family and friends to part ways as they venture out across the country to plant the church God has called them to. All they ever say is, "In (insert the month and year) we moved to (insert city name)."

Let this church planter tell you right now, it's a whole lot more than that. My heart is heavy today for a lot of reasons, but my spirit is still jumping for what's in store.

Jason Fitch
Lead Pastor

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Gerry!

I'm not the guy who keeps up with everyone's birthday, but I heard it was Gerry Stoltzfoos' birthday today!

Gerry, you have been a mentor to me like no one else and I think that is probably going to only increase in the years to come. You gently and patiently wait for me to figure out that many of my greatest ideas are . . . well, silly. But you let me learn it on my own. You bless me and empower me like no one else I know. Thank you so much.

Happy Birthday to my pastor, mentor and friend!

Jason Fitch - lead pastor

Thursday, November 5, 2009

the grind

I must confess. I am tired. I am worn out. My brain is full. I feel a little unable to solve anymore problems this minute. This limbo phase is tough for me. In the last 4 weeks we have sold a house, put a contract on a house, secured financing and insurance for said house, moved out of a house, found two homes for our cat and moved in with my parents all in the midst of a little fund-raising "tour" of churches on the weekends. In the next two weeks we need to renegotiate the selling price of our home in Tulsa (new development), find another home for our cat, secure personal health insurance, secure church liability insurance and continue the "tour". All the while, the issue with a rental car I had an accident with on our video shoot trip to Tulsa is developing and with each new development, it looks worse and worse. Here's some free advice. If you're renting a car for church business, rent it in the church's name, not your own. BIG MISTAKE!

I'm not complaining. I'm just sharing where I am as of this moment in time. I'm fine and I'll make it through. I'm thrilled to be following God and He is my source of everything. I could just use some prayers . . . and a day off :)

Jason Fitch - Lead Pastor