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John Fawcett

Assoicate Pastor for Discipleship and Mission

johnfawcett@wakeforestpres.org

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.  (Matthew 9:27 )


The diligent farmer plants seeds of which they themselves have not yet seen growth.  (ancient philosophy)


     I’ve been blessed to be a part of this worshipping community since January 2015 and each day -- each week -- is a journey I go on with sisters and brothers in Christ as we navigate how to do this “discipleship thing” that is faith.  God has no hands on earth but ours and no feet on earth but ours -- as St. Teresa once said -- and it’s up to us to show that love to each other, our neighbors, our strangers, and even our enemies.  Taking it a step further, it also means speaking up for and advocating on behalf of those who are marginalized and have access to less.  
 

     Being a church family is simultaneously a messy and joyful adventure – like being a part of any family!  This church family is open to authentic sharing in the joys, laughter, challenges, and everything in-between that make up these pieces of our lives.  As beautiful and diverse creations of God, we are all built upon second chances through the sheer grace and forgiveness of God.  As “second chance people” in Christ, we explore and live into that lifestyle and calling at Wake Forest Pres, and I’m grateful to be a part of it.