I do hope you are enjoying the spring weather as we are here in Virginia Beach. The summer cannot come soon enough. There are fish to be caught!
It’s been a busy month for Sharon and I travel wise. We flew to Australia and then to New Zealand. I had the pleasure of being one of the keynote speakers at the ACC (Australian Christian Churches) Annual Conference. It was an amazing time of fellowship and inspiration. It was good to catch up with some of my dear friends and see how God is blessing them and their churches. I managed to get some ‘Bike Time’ with Pastor Steve Kennedy which was fun. From there, I flew to New Zealand to speak at Life Conference with Paul and Maree DeJong. It is mind-boggling what Paul and Maree are doing in their nation.
We had the honor of having Ed Young with us this month, who started off a new series for me ‘God Money and Me’ this is going to be a life changing series and who better to kick it off than one of the most successful pastors in the world today (and a close friend of ours).
We also had Mark Edwards from Brisbane who is always a blessing to Wave and sits on the board of our Wave Leadership College. He spoke at our May 21 graduation. I’m proud to say we graduated our largest class in our college history! As well, we saw our first ever graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Ministerial Leadership. I am so thankful to see these amazing steps in this God dream coming to pass.
Steve Kennedy, another great ministry friend of mine, spoke this month for us in one of our Sunday night services. It was a fantastic word about the power of our worship in tough seasons. As well, Steve Grace from Queensland (a legendary singer in Australia) came through too. He has been a very good friend of mine over the years and is a talented musician. Our church loved his music!
All in all, it has been a great month and we are excited going into June.
We are preparing for my annual Round Table coming up July (12-13) in Nashville, TN. This year, I am having Pastor Rick Godwin from San Antonio, TX come and host this annual time of equipping and encouragement with me. No doubt, it is going to be an inspiring time for senior pastors. Plan to be there if possible. Go to www.stevekelly.tv/events to get registration information.
Have a wonderful month!
Steve and Sharon Kelly
President, Wave Collective