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Calling all leaders

This last Sunday Iris Ministries loved on our church body by ministering to us in the power of the Holy Spirit. It was a blast! I personally left feeling refreshed and encouraged by what Jesus is doing in the life of our body. There were five different nations represented in the small Iris team that led service, kind of like a Jesus version of “Epcot”. It was a reminder that although we have very real and powerful prophetic words and visions from the Lord, for our Church, we are just a tiny part of what God is doing across the whole earth. It’s humbling and exciting to know that Jesus has called us to revival in Appalachia! Which is a single piece of the puzzle in terms of Global Awakening! Did you ever think that you would move to or grow up in Livingston TN so that God could connect you to revival and apostolic leaders from all over the world? All I can say is JESUS!!!!! Even still, “The best is yet to come”....

During the month of June, we are privileged, yet again, to host the Kaleo Leadership School. What's Leadership School you ask? In a nutshell, it’s the next step of training for those who have completed an Iris Harvest School, a Kaleo School of Mission, or those who have already begun serving in ministry for an extensive period of time. It’s for folks who recognize that they are called to the stream of revival that has been flowing from God’s heart since the Garden of Eden, but are humble/wise enough to realize they don't have it all figured out. Imagine getting three weeks to totally immerse yourself in God’s presence as he unravels your heart and connects you with leaders and teachers who have been where you want to go. That’s Kaleo Leadership School. One of the many perks of being a Kaleo base is, we get to be a part of facilitating all of the above mentioned. This is a unique time in the life of this church and I wanted to provide three ways for us all to connect as we feel led below.

1.Become a student and attend the school. I am not exaggerating when I say that this school was a catalyst in my life to move me into more of what God was calling me too. Did you know that First Church has more Kaleo/Iris school graduates attending here than any other church in the world? Grab a Leadership School Alumni and ask them if I’m wrong.

2. Get involved with serving. It’s pretty much an all hands-on deck situation when Leadership School rolls around. Right now, we have sign up sheets for cooking meals, housing students, and transporting students, but there will be plenty of other ways to serve when the school gets rolling. Email or call the Church office to let us know you're interested so we can get you plugged in.

3.Visit the school as much as possible. If you're still unsure about attending or are just too busy to make that three week commitment, I totally understand. You are still welcome to visit classes and fellowship with the school as much as you are able. Again, contact the office to let us know your availability and we will get you plugged in.

The Lord is doing exciting things in Appalachia, and the world. This is yet another simple way for us as a body to say "Here am I, Lord. Send me!"


Pastor John

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