I've mentioned it a few times, but since today is O-Day, I'm excited to write about something that's important in my life: Coffee Talk.
Coffee Talk, simply, is wonderful. The community aspect of building up one another and investing in one another is excellent, but even more, the way God is using this is awesome. We've had enough interest expressed in what we were doing that we had to start a podcast, which currently has around 140 unique listeners and over 200 plays. This led to our website, obcoffeetalk.com, which is just an extension of the podcast, but a venue to expand the ministry even more. (You can see the current podcast at the top-right of the page, but if you're interested in subscribing, go to the website or click here.)
In short, every Wednesday morning at 6:00am we go through Scripture. We all read the same passages (usually around 15-20 chapters) during the week and discuss what stood out. We've been through the New Testament (excepting Matthew and Revelation), the Psalms, the Minor Prophets, Genesis, Exodus, and now we're in Leviticus. Crazy.
Additionally, we sometimes read through other books, too, to challenge our walks. We're currently reading Richard Stearns The Hole in Our Gospel, and I'm taking a beating out of every chapter. It's a good kind of beating, but a beating nonetheless.
I'm very thankful and blessed to have a group like Coffee Talk. I look forward to every Wednesday morning, and it's weird going a week without it. I feel close to these guys. It's unreal how much God has grown this group, turning it into a ministry that's seeing changes in hearts. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for us.