Sunday Extra – May 22nd, 2022
Jenny Warner pastors a church in Portola Valley, California. A gifted leader with much creativity, in this Easter sermon she shares the hope of resurrection. Reflecting on the power of the gospel always proves a rich experience for the believer.
Jenny and the church’s leadership have participated in LFM’s assessment, coaching, and visioning process. The church also participated in our congregational survey called the Transforming Church Insight. Last September (2021), she joined our Chetola Mentor Training for Thriving in Ministry cohorts. Jenny adds great value to LFM’s ministry of mentoring other leaders for kingdom impact and asks of you to pray for her base camp to have the courage, strength, and wisdom to meet her community and our world with the love of Jesus Christ.
Please pray for pastors and leaders who recently gathered at Chetola Resort in North Carolina for our Mentoring America’s Pastors training. They will now be forming ten new groups of pastors and ministry leaders into peer mentoring groups. In our world, where it is complex and challenging for leaders to find support and encouragement, we offer friendships for this journey that have become game-changers in their lives.
Here are five of those pastors:
Eliza Cortés Bast, formerly the Executive Director of a community center through a Reformed Church in America (RCA) congregation in Portage, MI. She serves as Executive Director of 10kP, a non-profit to help churches with collaboration.
Keith Boyer, Lead Pastor of 3D Church which stands for Doxa Deo Denver in Aurora, Colorado
Brian Brookins, Senior Pastor at Riverside Church in Pompano Beach, FL., a multi-cultural, non-denominational church. He serves ministry leaders in South Florida through City Changers, which is one of our partners.
Casey Cleveland, Lead Pastor of The Avenue Church in Delray Beach, FL. He leads a Soul Care Cohort of pastors for Church United, one of our partner ministries.
Lipe Fernandez, the Lead Pastor of Fountain of Salvation Church, a bi-lingual church in Jersey City, NJ