How do churches begin? Do they start as a single person’s dream? Or are they result of many people dreaming together? As I have been praying about church planting, I am more convinced than ever that churches are planted not just by individuals, but by the body of Christ working together, dreaming together, extending itself beyond its normal reach.
As you may have heard, I will be leaving Austin at the end of the summer and moving back to Ann Arbor where I will be preparing to plant a church in the future. As I reflect on all of the lessons that I have learned planting the church here in Austin, several lessons stand out. First, planting a church is an enormous undertaking that requires a great deal of resources, a wide variety of skills, steadiness in my faith, and real grit. Second, I do not have what it takes to plant a church. As much as I try, I cannot fulfill the great commission on my own. Finally, the church we planted here in Austin was the result many people pouring into the vision and the ministry. Without many of you all taking hold of the vision and stepping out in faith, we would not have a church here.
As I pray about a future church, I would like you to partner with me. There are so many things that I do not know. Because I do not know, I would like to ask you all to pray with me. I am dreaming about a church, but it does not exist yet. One day, it will be real. On that day it will not be a dream I dreamt alone, but because you all dreamt alongside of me, prayed with me, and invested in this vision. Dream with me today. I am challenged by this thought. In this moment, there are cities and there are people who have not yet experienced God’s truth or His love who will one day sing and pray because we first prayed.
As I invest in this future dream, I invite you to partner with me financially. In the coming months, I will be leveraging all of my finances to start this process of first being assessed and then being trained to plant a church. But even with all of my finances, I will not have enough to support myself as I make the transition to Ann Arbor. Please consider giving financially to support me. Your support will go towards my living expenses, the cost of moving, and the cost of my assessment and training. My goal is to raise $5,000 by June 1st. No amount is too small.
If you would like to make an online donation you can do so with the form below or you can do so by sending a check to HMCC of Austin, PO BOX 7457, Austin, TX 78713. Please remember to make a note on the check directing the funds to P. Tou Fue’s Transition Support.
Thank you for your partnership. I look forward to hearing from you all in the coming months.