I’m traveling a lot during 2009. Already, I’ve been to Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri, mostly speaking to pastors and seminary students. Plus, I’ve been to Oklahoma to speak at the Heartland Bible Conference at FBC Edmond, then returned to Tennessee for our annual ReFRESHTM in the Smokies Conference, followed by ten days in the Holy Land.
Here are some thoughts:
In the midst of all this, God has been moving in the church I pastor. There’s a fresh wind blowing in our midst. We are seeing the baptismal waters stirred every week. Our number of visitors is up. There’s something in the air, and you can feel it when you walk on the campus. That’s the best part. When I’m home, I get to be with people I love and see what God is doing at home.
If there’s no place like home, there’s no place like my home church.
(copyright 2009, Michael Catt)
Michael served as the President of the Large Church Roundtable, the Southern Baptist Convention as an IMB Trustee, President of the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Preaching Conference, Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, and President of the 2008 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. He has spoken at conferences, colleges, seminaries, rallies, camps, NBA and college chapel services, well as The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. Michael is the recipient of The Martin Luther King Award, The MLK Unity Award, and a Georgia Senate Resolution in recognition of his work in the community and in racial reconciliation.
Michael and his wife, Terri, have two grown daughters, Erin and Hayley.