Testimonials - Pastor Luke

 

Luke Dudenhofer

New Life Community Church (Bridgeport Location)

God has used 67 to keep me grounded in truth.  First of all, 67 reminds me that I need to practice what I preach.  I need accountability, I need a place to be vulnerable, I need "truth tellers" who are objective and loving toward me.  Recently, while in a bit of a "spiritual funk" the guys in 67 helped me identify lies that I had been believing.  They didn't sweeten that fact that I was in sin.  As a result of our meeting, I have restored to a right standing with God and His truth, and have found renewed humble confidence in my ministry.  67 reminded me that "Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord is kept safe."  Proverbs 29:25

Secondly, 67 reminds me of the greater Body of Christ and helps me break out of "my kingdom" thinking.  Our group is diverse in worship tradition, age, ethnicity, and church cultures.  Pursing authentic spiritual relationships in this setting is enriching my life and ministry.  I am learning to see God's kingdom beyond the borders of my part of the vineyard.

Finally, 67 has helped me with the skills needed in ministry.  Each month I'm challenged and encouraged to better time management, leading with wisdom, focusing on the priorities of prayer and the ministry of the Word, and seeking to catch knowledge from a brother whose been there ahead of me.  it is also great to be able to speak into the lives of others.

I praise God for 67.  I believe such a group would be a wise investment of time, a step of health for ministry, a blessing for the life of any pastor.

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