As many of you know, I spent seven weeks of this summer overseas on an extended mission trip. The elders of the Summit sent my family and me to go live with some of our church planters—first in South Africa, and then in Central Asia. Our goal, in the short run, was for our family to lift up the arms of our missionaries. Our goal, in the long run, was to refresh and renew my passion for missions, which would, in turn, catalyze the Summit to reach our goal of planting 1,000 churches in our generation. We want the Greear family to be an example of how all of the Summit should be partnering with our missionaries.
If you’re at the Summit, you’ll be sure to hear stories about this trip in the weeks (months? years?) to come. But by way of initial reflection, I wanted to share a few of my initial thoughts about the trip.
1. It was a time of active rest.