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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Our journey to Conway, AR

Seth and I have been on quite the journey over the past year. If you haven't heard, we have accepted the call to move to Conway, AR where Seth will be the Worship Pastor of The Summit Church - Conway - a church plant.

There are so many details to this that I would love to share, but I will try and keep it contained to just a few.

The Lord has been preparing us for this next step in our life forever, I think. Just this year, I decided to take on a New Year's resolution to read a book every month. In March or April, I read "The Church Planting Wife" because Katie Reno suggested it and I needed a book to read. As I was reading it, I remember not having a clue why I was reading all of this church planting stuff but, since Katie and Kyle were church planting I decided it must be so that I would know how to pray for them. So, I did. Little did I know, God was using this book and this time to prep me for the next step.

Kyle Reno, a good friend of ours and former co-worker with Seth, set off back in April to Little Rock, AR to be part of The Summit Church and decide from there where to plant a church. We were thrilled for them. Anyone who knows Kyle just knows that he has an annoiting on his life to preach the gospel and make disciples in a very refreshing way. He is passionate to the core and church planting will be right up his alley. Well, Kyle called Seth and just asked him to think about joining the team to plant a church in Conway.

Just think about it.

 I love this part of the story... The day after Kyle called Seth, I was driving to Hattiesburg. So, with the long ride ahead, I called my Sister-in-law. We talked for a bit and she told me about her best friend moving away and just left it vague  - we were focusing more on our struggles and how we could encourage one another. So, at the very end of our conversation, out of curiosity and some compelling force that I cannot explain (aside from the Holy Spirit) - I just asked Susan "where is your friend moving?"

Su- "Have you ever heard of  Conway, AR?"

Have I? Ha! I was shocked. Amazed. I could not say anything about why THAT town was so significant to me at that moment. I just said yes and moved on in conversation. But when we hung the phone up I just could not get over how God Almighty orchestrated that very conversation and detail to confirm in my heart that we would be moving to Conway.

We fasted and prayed. Visited and prayed. Came home and prayed. We searched the scriptures. Prayed. We spent a lot of time with the Lord in this decision. And, all we can tell you is that we know for certain that God is calling us to Conway, AR to be a part of this team.

Another fun story for me to share is the last time we in Conway and Seth was meeting with their elders. To help you understand why what this was a big deal... here is some background. We would have liked to had this meeting the week before but for some scheduling issues, had to move it to August 29th. Didn't seem like any big thing to me... till this happened: I was running on a treadmill reading my One Year Bible when I read this verse..." Stay here in this land. If you do, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you."

Stay HERE, in THIS land? 

If you follow a One Year Bible plan, you know that I don't pick what I read... I just open the bible to the day. To August 29th when I was reading this particular passage where I was told to stay in this land and will be planted and built up... 

There are so many stories just like this one... and Seth has stories like this too. They are our confirmation from the Lord that we are to pick up and move and be part of something much bigger than either of us. And for the advancement of God's Kingdom. We are honored, privileged, amazed and humbled to be part of this work.

This position does not come with a salary initially so we have prayerfully decided to raise support for the next 2 years.  We believe that since God has called us, He will be faithful to provide all we need. After all, He always has. If you will please join us in prayer. We need your prayers. Pray for us as we transition (moving is hard and I naturally do not enjoy change...). Pray for Hayes. Pray for our home to sell. Pray for us to find a home there. Pray for favor on our lives in Conway - that people would be drawn to the Christ in us. Pray for our team - they are great, wonderful people. And please, join with us in praying for those will support us for 2 years. That God bless their lives and remind them that they cannot out give God. If God is leading you to be part of financial support for us, we couldn't thank you enough.

  That we would quickly sell our house in Brandon, MS.

  That we would quickly find a home in Conway, AR. 

  That individuals, families, and churches would partner with us financially over the next two years. 

  That our transition from one church to another and from one city to the next would be filled with peace and joy. 

  For our family as well as our extended families as we move at least 5 hours apart from one another.

  our position does not initially come with a salary. As we are part of the team and planting process, we will be raising our own financial support. We have decided to raise $40,000 per year for the next 2 years.
  There are several ways to support us financially: you can give a one time gift OR set up to contribute a monthly gift for the next 12-24 months. These will be tax deductible and will go through The Summit Church.

  If you would like to write a check please make it out to “The Summit Church” and write “Conway - Seth Price” in the memo line.

  If you would like to give online:

1.     Go to and click on the GIVE tab at the bottom. Set up an account with your email address and log in.
2.     Next type in the amount you would like to give, how often you would like to give and when you would like to give.
3.     Next type your amount again into the fund titled “CONWAY” and in the “optional description” type the name “Seth Price”
4.     Add your method of payment.
5.     Review your giving and then receive your receipt for tax purposes.
If you have set up recurring giving in the past and need to adjust the amount, date, method of payment or frequency, find the second tab on the Give Now screen, called “Manage Scheduled Giving” When you click on the “Manage Scheduled Giving” tab, you will see your scheduled gift listed. To the far right is the word “Actions”. Underneath you will find a picture of a pencil next to a red dot. Click on the pencil to EDIT your schedule. Click on the red dot beside it to Deactivate your scheduled gift. To add a new checking account or credit card, Choose “Manage Payment Methods” on the top right.  Contact
if you have questions.

Here is a quick video about what we will get to be part of.

He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:24

1 comment:

  1. So excited for you guys. I hope your ready...your world is about to be rocked even more in a great way. If you need ANYTHING...even just to talk to someone whose a couple years into church planting, please let us know.