This past weekend my wife Brenda and I were very blessed to meet and worship with Tim and Carolyn Kurtz and their church family in Albion, Michigan. This trip came about after I read his book entitled, “No Longer Church As Usual, Restoring First Century Values and Structure to the 21st Century Church.”
The book was so interesting and encouraging, that I wanted to discuss it with the author, and if possible, meet face to face. Upon contacting him I discovered that he was as enthused about meeting me as I was him! So we both arranged our schedules so that we could talk about the book and Brenda and I could attend two of their meetings.
Without exaggeration I can honestly say that it was like getting together with old friends rather than making new ones. The Saturday night meeting in their home was exciting, with plenty of discussion and participation. What I did not expect when coming to Michigan took place on Sunday morning. Instead of listening to preaching, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion with Tim, with his brother Joseph moderating. Again, even though we were in a new environment, we felt right at home. The response was encouraging, and actually I was able to freely share some things the Lord had placed on my heart for some time.
We are definitely looking forward to what the Lord Jesus has in mind regarding our family and the saints at New Life Ministries International!