Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Ministry

“He let loose the east wind from the heavens…” (Psalm 78:26a). 

God has provided a new ministry for us.   An east wind blew and we are headed west, thankful for God’s provision.   I will be serving in pastoral leadership in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and we are very excited about this new opportunity.

A key verse for us as we have sought God’s leading is Psalm 18:19…… “He brought me out into a spacious place….”   Council Bluffs is part of the Omaha area that contains over a million people, making it a “spacious” opportunity with a large urban center nearby in one direction and a rural environment in the other.  The church is in an ideal location, right next to a thriving college, also offering potential to impact students that could be “sent”  to places beyond.   It is a wonderful church body---we love the people there.  Thanks for your prayers as we have been on this journey of seeking the people and place of God’s calling.

Sherwood Community Church
2109 Railroad Hwy  
Council Bluffs, Iowa   51503    


  1. Congratulations Kristi and Steve! Becky and I are very happy for you both! we're glad that God has called you to serve as pastor. The people in Council Bluffs have been very blessed!

  2. May our prayers cover you on your new calling, Steve and Kristi. The people of Sherwood Community Church and Council Bluffs will be blessed to have you join them in their journey. Sue and I are happy for you.
    Steve and Sue

  3. What a blessing to have a clear calling and know where God wants you to go. This is awesome and you both will be a huge blessing there. God bless you both richly as you continue to do whatever He asks of you.