Michael Chanley: Rising Tide
First Things First
I love Chanley’s story. Every time I hear church services on the AM dial, I think of him. Even though I’ve heard the story first hand, I love the fact that so many others in ministry are getting to read it for the first time. Very cool.
Chanley’s chapter was the big set-up. His words launch the thoughts that follow. When I heard the buzz that Chanley was spear-heading this project… I knew it would be awesome. Once he sets his mind to something, it happens. I’m convinced that this guy can accomplish any goal he sets his eyes on. Jesus is doing something special in and through Michael Chanley. I’m stoked to get to watch what happens with his ministry and adventures like cmconnect.org over the next few years.
I’m digging the way that Chanley has refined his goal in the context of his ministry: to connect parents and families to Jesus and one another.
A current challenge of mine is to refine what we’re trying to accomplish in ministering to and partnering with children and families in our ministry context. Chanley can communicate his goal in 10 words. I take closer to 10 sentences. I’m also loving his idea of helping parents move from being responders (what did you learn? did you have fun?) toward initiating faith conversations.