Man, it sure has been silent around the blog as of late! Actually, if we are honest, there has been a lot of silence around the Gospel Alliance New England as of late. There are many contributing factors to this, but the major one is we are rebooting GA. Over the last 5 years we have been primary about hosting a conference or two throughout New England. While this has been very fruitful, we have sensed over the last year that God had different plans for GA. With The Gospel Coalition New England hosting a fall conference with names like Keller, Piper, Carson etc… and planing other training events, we knew that God was leading us in a new direction. Even though things have been silent on the public front of GA, there have been lots of conversations, emails, meetings, google hangouts, and such seeking what God’s role for GA is in the years to come.
When we first started GA we made a commitment that we had no intention to becoming an institution. Meaning that as soon as we had to keep GA alive, we would shoot it. If God was behind it, things would happen. He would open doors, He would give us direction, He would be the one making it happen, not us. This doesn’t mean we won’t work hard, put in long hours, take risks, but it meant for us that GA was God’s deal, not ours to breath life-support in.
With this mind the last few months have been both exciting and frustration. Exciting because God continues to open doors, frustrating because God has been opening doors, some which we haven’t had the manpower or resources to walk through. It is also a time of much change, and with leadership change, and vision shift things become harder. You have to better define who you are, bring on new leaders, say goodbye to old ones and many more.
The main reason for this blog post is two-fold. For one we wanted to let you know we are still here, we are still working at what we feel God is calling us to and we are still seeking out exactly what that is. If you have thoughts, suggestions or comments we would love to hear from you, email us or hit us up on Facebook, Twitter or leave a comment below. The second is we would love prayer for you all. Prayer for the leadership team as it changes. Prayer for direction for the coming years of GA. Prayer for the funding of the mission of GA.
Over the summer we will most likely remain somewhat silent, however with the fall we hope to reboot things and have some of the majority of the changes ironed out. Thanks for being part of what Jesus is doing in New England and thanks for being part of the spread of the gospel.
Mark Gedicks & Josh Cousineau