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September is one of my favorite months! The trees change color, the sun is still warm, but the nights are cool enough for bonfires, and its my birthday month. This year I got to celebrate with small groups of people here and there and it was absolutely delightful, low key, and peaceful.
As you heard in last month’s post (click here), Immerse has significant financial breathing room for at least 10 months. We’re working hard to make the most of this time and develop long-term sustainable systems that will empower us to move into the God-sized dreams that are in our hearts. So, what’s our plan to get there?
…Needless to say, having a healthy self image isn’t exactly second nature to me. Maybe that’s why what Nate said hit such a nerve with me. Maybe the ghost of my mom, and the wounds of the past still haunt me, and my ability to accept the person in the mirror.
It hasn’t been easy…
…Short answer: we are fully funded through June of 2019. We anticipate between $4,000 to $5,000 coming in per month between monthly donations, PR fees, program fees, and trainings. That puts us at a month deficit of approximately $5000/mth.
…As if on cue, my eyes began welling up and the dizziness I experienced began to fade. My mental fatigue diminished and for the first time in a week, I was motivated to take on the world, to work another long shift Saturday, and actually like the guy in the mirror again.
My heart is for caring for our leaders. God started prompting me to think about longevity and sustainability in ministry. Ideas tend to float around in my head bouncing into other ideas until I finally catch the connective thread. I wanted to know how we effectively care for our leadership. This has evolved into a clear vision for a pastoral and leadership care group.
This has been a summer of events for me…
Mel was hanging out with a friend one day, “By the way, Mel, God told me that Immerse is going to get $100,000 next year.” Mel did what any one of us would do. She filed that away in a deep mental folder under the heading of, “That’s nice of you to say and it’s never going to happen.” This was 1 year ago.
Do you ever play the game in your mind where you imagine what it would be like to do a different job just for the fun of it?