Business Odyssey 103
It's been a while since I updated the status of the Spivey clan via blog. Last week, I was concluding the course work for my Doctor of Ministry program

  • Last Sunday, June 8, I preached my final sermon at HOCC. As you can imagine, it was an emotional experience. It was a good one however, and graciousness of God's people was overwhelming.
  • But not as overwhelming as Sunday night. That was our going away party at the church building. I got a chance to say good-bye one final time. The personal highlight for me was the 20 minute or so video that had been prepared with interviews of the church expressing gratitude. Runner up was the scrapbook we received not only chronicling our six years of ministry, but once again gushing love on us via letters that were neatly matted inside. 
  • Monday morning at 8am, a doctoral seminar on Worship began at ACU's Irving campus. This was my final coursework to complete my Doctor of Ministry degree. 8-5, Monday through Friday…after my final Sunday at HOCC. The Lord allowed me to overcome a pretty severe adrenaline and emotion hangover to learn quite a bit and get to know some really neat ministers…none of whom I knew prior to the class. Last goal…finish the Project Thesis. The rough draft is getting close!
  • This morning, the Spiveys attended worship at Southlake. The praise portion of the service was a particular blessing to us.
  • Then, we spent Father's Day on the Fort Worth side of the Metroplex. Good day.

This week, we plan to continue clarifying God's next steps for the Spiveys. This week should bring quite a bit of clarity. Keep on praying!

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Always proud of and for you brother. You inspire me often. Grace and peace to your family. If you ever have any time in the coming weeks–we’d still love to have you preach again at At The Cross.
    Love in Christ,

  2. What led you to Southlake? I assume you were where Toby Wilson is the senior minister. He was our youth minister in Friendswood until 2002. We visited them on our way home from Bentonville while they were in Glenwood, AR. He was sitting in his office using his Apple, preparing for Wednesday night. She was home with the children in the lovely house on a treed lot that the church provided them. She was painting the inside of the house. Then they moved to Belton where the former Friendswood minister, Gary and Kay Taliaferro, had moved.

  3. I look forward to the next step for you. I am starting the whole D. Min process in the fall at Harding Grad. How long are you going to be running this blog now?

  4. Glad to hear things are going well for you, Tim. I ran into Clint Loveness, the guy responsible for that touching video, in Addison last Friday night. It’s a very, very, very small, little, teeny-tiny world, eh?

  5. I am praying for you to have the energy and so forth to finish your DMIN degree. And for you and your whole family in the days, weeks, and months ahead that God will clarify your next move in what to do from here on out. God bless all of you. Grace and Peace.