We started translating “God-Pleasing Worship” into the Creole language today. Worship is a big deal in Haitian churches – as it is in U.S. churches. So pastors and churches need solid biblical and practical teaching about it. Our plan is to provide this book as a ministry resource at our pastors training conferences beginning in July.
Look for the English-language version of God-Pleasing Worship next month.
And cool story: A few years ago, I started bugging my long-time friend, Joe Talone, about letting me edit his sermon series, “God-Pleasing Worship,” (and others) for print. I believed then and believe now that church leaders need to hear from smaller church pastors, who tend to focus more on making disciples than marketing.
Joe left the business world to faithfully feed, lead and love a neighborhood church in New Jersey for over 20 years. I’m convinced we have much to learn from pastors like Joe, who have focused on the essentials of Jesus’ mission without all the resources we enjoy in our larger churches. In early 2019, Joe gave me permission to “try it.”
Not long after that, in May 2019, Joe went home to Heaven after a Sunday morning service at his church. He was 57 years old.
Joe loved Haiti and served the church and community in Pignon, Haiti, many times with members of his church. I am excited and honored to edit Joe’s message series for print for Haitian church leaders! This book continues Joe’s legacy of involved love and practical service to brothers and sisters in Christ in developing countries.
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