Hey friends! It's a new day here at bradwindlan.com! About one month ago, Kelly and I moved to Cookeville, TN to serve the First Christian Church as their lead minister. We are both so thrilled and happy to be here. FCC is a wonderful church and there is so much potential for kingdom growth here in Cookeville!
I say that---to say this....
Going forward I plan to use this blog as a place to share my heart--primarily--with the FCC family. I will try to write at least once each week and hopefully give you a sense of what's brewing in my heart.
SO, WHAT'S THE MASTER PLAN GOING FORWARD?
I'm sure some have wondered, "What's the plan for FCC?" Well, I have a million ideas, programs, models, etc. floating around in my heart, but it's way too early to think about any of that right now. Right now is all about STEPS... CONVERSATIONS and RELATIONSHIPS. Kelly and I are hungry to settle in and make FCC, Cookeville & Middle-Tennessee home. It takes a while for that to happen---for streets and grocery stores and restaurants, etc. to begin to feel like they're yours. This whole first year at FCC will be a year of firsts for us---this will be our FIRST fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas (Road to Bethlehem), Winter, Spring, Easter, etc at FCC. I'm looking forward to just taking it all in and experiencing it with you!
Along the way I'll do my very best to learn---names, stories, traditions, etc. I will also do my very best to love you all well and to preach and teach God's Word with passion and joy! In time, as my relationship with all of you, the staff and the elders matures---I have no doubt that God will begin to reveal His vision for FCC--and we'll follow Him together--step by step--in His time.
In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you this Wednesday/Sunday!