I love my church

Cross Point is where God has called me. When I interviewed for a position in Denver a few months ago, that morning I realized I didn’t want to move from Nashville. Two reasons: my church and Dance World. It saddened me to think about leaving for something as insignificant as money.

They didn’t hire me anyway. The interview was awful.

When I read posts like this, it reminds me why I love Cross Point and I am grateful and thankful that God has called me to invest my life in a church:

On a serious note, I thought our time together assessing and discussing our giftedness and how we work together as a team was priceless. Jenni Catron is very gifted at leading these discussions. I also can’t tell you how much I appreciated the open dialogue we had during our Bible study on pride. This staff is committed to stewardship of this ministry instead of ownership.

Stewardship. Nothing is ours. It all belongs to God. We’ve just been privileged to take care of it for a while. I keep seeing and hearing it in alot of different places. That idea is part of the reason behind my own personal efforts to live a greener life (carrying my own bags to the store, recycling, using public transportation – though this one is motivated just as much out of gas being $4 a gallon as it is for taking one more car off the road!). These are my choices. I am not out to convince anyone else to follow the same thing. Just think about ways we as believers can be better stewards of ALL our resources.

edited to add: Didn’t mean to go kinda preachy there. But God has been teaching me and pressing on me about being a good steward. The way to get me to pay attention was to start by recycling and living more green. Now, we’ve moved onto finances and the amount of STUFF I have. Do I really need it? Honestly…



  1. Pete Wilson · May 22, 2008

    Thanks Jonnelle. You are an important part of the Cross Point family. Thanks for helping make it such a special community.

  2. Jenni Catron · May 23, 2008

    Jonnelle, I’m so glad you are a part of Cross Point and glad you are staying here!

  3. Lamaism · June 19, 2008

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Lamaism.

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