Posted by Greg Comp on January 27th, 2017:

The Comps have been in Glasgow, KY and a part of GCC for 6 months.  My how time flies when you are having fun!  We really enjoy the community and love our new church family.  We feel welcome and have been warmly received.

Every month each staff member submits a written report of their activities to the Elders & General Board.  One of the recurring bullet points on my report has been:

  • Continue to reach out to local Ministers & ministries, getting acquainted with various community leaders & groups.

I have meet some great people doing some incredible things in our community with a heart for God and people.  However, one of the things that concerns me is how independent and isolated our churches are, creating unnecessary duplicity and unhealthy competition.  I want to see that change!!!  Think of the impact 56 churches could have if we served together and shared our resources.

Here is an email I sent to two of my fellow Pastors/Ministers just this morning:

“I very much enjoyed the chance to meet and spend some time with each of you.  I appreciate your time and admire your ministry here in Glasgow/Barren County!  And I pray for your continued kingdom impact and influence!!  You are an encouragement and inspiration to me.

Which leads me to my appeal.  I would love to get together with the two of you, and any other like-minded brothers, to talk about cooperative ventures & initiatives we could do in our community.  I realize none of us need another commitment or are looking for another meeting to attend, but I need this kind of fellowship and believe God will honor this kind of collaboration.

I have attended multiple community events that have really stirred my spirit!!!  We have some good things going on,….but there is such a greater need and so much more potential.  I sense there are a number of Christian and Community leaders who are anxious to see God do something more in south central Kentucky.  And I believe the time is now!!”

Please give this some thought and let me know what you think.

Blessings,  Greg