<![CDATA[Doing God's Work-Fishing for Men - Blog]]>Sat, 05 Dec 2015 00:45:13 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[A Year's Sabbatical Later]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:36:29 GMThttp://doinggodswork.weebly.com/blog/a-years-sabbatical-laterIt's been nearly a year since I wrote my last blog post here. A lot has happened in 11 months. God has postponed the release of my first book and active ministry in Doing God's Work. Not that it will be that way forever, but that I needed to take a Sabbatical away from ministry of all kinds in order to heal my family.

It has been a long year, one that has seen a brother-in-law pass away as well as my grandpa. It has seen a rekindling of the release of the book and a major transformation in myself and family. The change taking place is one that was long needed. The problem was that I knew it needed to happen, I just never found the time to do it. I always thought everything else was more important. The advice I pass on to you is not to neglect your family or a necessary change in yourself. You may not think you have the time to do it, but the truth is that you can't afford not to do it. I will be forever thankful to God for convincing me of this need.

I am excited for what God has in store for Doing God's Work-Fishing for Men Ministries. I cannot tell you where exactly we are going, but I know it will be a fun ride of speaking and preaching, teaching and writing. Thank you all for your patience and support and I look forward to sharing with you in God's ministry to His people.
<![CDATA[The Final Countdown]]>Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:00:37 GMThttp://doinggodswork.weebly.com/blog/the-final-countdownFor all of you who are my age and older, do you remember the old Europe song "The Final Countdown"? If not, take a minute and look it up on YouTube. Go ahead. I'll wait a minute.

Ready? Got it stuck in your head now? Good, now we're in the same boat, because it's stuck in mine too! The lyrics don't talk about anything specific other than a spaceship lifting off into space. However, the music is really cool! With similarities, this year has been a big one for Sherri and I. It's seen us leave New Market Christian Church behind, and embrace a future of the unknown. All I can tell you is that it's "The Final Countdown". This year will see my first book published by Christmas and a kick-off of a ministry that will be small, simple and online at first, but what I believe will eventually become a church-plant and more.

With that said, kick-off week is coming up 3 Sunday's away. August 10 is blast-off. We'll start with a continued series from New Market in Proverbs 10...'clearing the tower' literally on 8/10 in Proverbs 10. We'll lift off into orbit letting God be the navigation man. I look forward to your support in this ministry as we go to become "Fishers of Men".

Spread the word, share the link to the website, invite people to join the Facebook page "Fishers of Men", stay tuned for the book release of "The American Discipleship Problem: The Lukewarm Christian Epidemic". Let's build the hype because it's "The Final Countdown"!!

<![CDATA[Time to Take Action]]>Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:51:24 GMThttp://doinggodswork.weebly.com/blog/time-to-take-actionSooner or later, you have to take action. Essentially, that's what it all boils down to. When God lays something on your heart, you have a choice. You can either listen and not do anything, or you can listen and take action. Doing God's Work-Fishing for Men ministries is the culmination of years of preparation that God has done in both Sherri and I. Doing God's Work One Step at a Time is the title that was on our blog when we first started ministry because that's what God laid on our heart; that we need to do His work, one step at a time. Over the years He has laid things out to where it has resulted in this ministry. It's time to take action. The foundation has been laid, the tools have been given. Now it's time to build.

Sherri and I have waited a long time to see this ministry take off. Never quite sure of a name, method or even final plan as to what it would look like, we always took one step at a time and tried to seek out God's will in everything. With my first book on the verge of being published and on the market, requests for my sermons coming in and a burden laid on my heart by God to begin to lay the foundation for a speaking ministry for Sherri and I, God said it's time to kick things off...put the car in drive and move forward.

My prayer is that through this ministry, you'll be blessed and moved to a deeper relationship with Christ. It's so much more than what we realize in our watered-down American culture. It's so much more than our checkered past will let us realize. It's so much more than anything this world has to offer. God bless and be with you always.

Ryan & Sherri