There have been many conversations that we have had with church leaders who have been patronizing with us, patting us on the back and saying, "Well, that sounds wonderful. God bless you. Be warmed and well fed." This was not one of those conversations.
It seemed like Ron really felt connected and personally invested in us. He said that God had laid us on his heart ever since he received the Vintage packet in the mail. He was very interested in our story and in our strategy. He offered us advice (which I think we will take - greatly accelerating our timetable). And he wanted to learn from us how to be both postmodern and purpose-driven. It was a really great conversation.
Bottom line - Vintage is in need of funds. Big time. He offered us some hope that some money might be out there, suggesting that he'd make some phone calls. We have to get another Vintage packet to him, along with a revised launch budget.
Cross your fingers, pray to the patron saint of church planting, and hope with us that this dream might yet materialize.
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