Over the next few weeks CCN will be heavily involved in pastor’s training via Master’s Groups, Teaching Call with Dr. Doug Webster, and training over 125 pastors in Muriea, Brazil. A part of our strategy is to support our Master’s Group Chair people by resourcing them with top leaders in a more intimate setting. Each month we have a conference call with a national leader who teaches, encourages and builds up our MG Chairs. This month we are excited to have Dr. Doug Webster from Beeson Divinity school. If you go to his website you can read more about Doug. I have asked Doug to concentrate on advent for our leaders. Pastor’s enter the holiday season just as you do. They are being pulled in a number of different directions and therefore it can be hard for them to appreciate Christ’s birth. There is some irony in this. While they are instructing us in how to appreciate and understand Advent they themselves struggle with enjoying this special season too. So we are excited to let Doug encourage them on the Christmas Journey. Second I will be leaving Thursday to conduct Congress in Muriea, Brazil. There CCN has provided scholarships for over 125 pastors and leaders to attend a congress that is equipping them with skills on how to see community transformation take place. We are very excited to be a part of what God is doing there. Please be in prayer for us over the next few days.