Wow, it’s great to escape New York and come outside of traditional CRC circles to attend the Annual Pastors Prayer Summit organized by Concerts of Prayer and Lead NYC. The event draws a great mix of pastors and leaders from around the metro region including African denominations, charismatics, Baptists, Presbyterians and Methodists, all committed to seeking God’s presence for three days in Pennsylvania. Today we heard from speakers Jon Tyson (Church of the City, NYC) and Marc Rivera (Primitive Christian Church, NYC), a pastor of 40 years from the Lower East Side. Pastor Marc has been serving in the same neighborhood as City Grace Church since before I was born!
The Prayer Summit is focused this year on Psalm 23. We were reminded today that God is our shepherd and that he provides everything we need. Jon asked us to consider this question: Who is shepherding the shepherds? Who is leading us? Are we being formed more by the culture or by Jesus? Important questions to consider as we seek to faithfully lead God’s church into his fullness.