In recent sermons, we have heard lines and phrases such as:
In the midst of all of this, we’ve heard a lot of references to someone named J.R. Briggs. Who is this person, and what does he have to do with this increased emphasis on outreach and missions?
J.R. Briggs is an author, leadership coach, and former pastor whose organization is committed to equipping Christians who are hungry to have a greater impact on God’s kingdom through leadership, coaching, consulting, speaking, and teaching.
We were introduced to him last March when he led the Breakthrough Conference here at Central. We were struck by how he was dialed into our culture. He understood where we thrive, where we struggle, and he shaped his message to us accordingly.
Out of that conference, there were several discussions with J.R. where we had the opportunity to give him a deeper debrief on where we are as a congregation, all while gaining a better understanding of how he works with church leaders.
As a result of those discussions, our leadership decided to engage him to work with us to do the following:
J.R’s commitment to our congregation is through June of 2024 and includes:
If you haven’t yet had a chance to meet J.R., you will get that opportunity on Sunday, November 12, when he will be preaching at Central. Be sure to attend the Lunch and Learn after the 11:00 a.m. service for a deeper dive and more equipping!