This logo might look a bit "familiar" to you…as I am writing this entry, the Youth Leadership Institute of the Haggard School of Theology (Azusa Pacific University) is ending its journey. The Lilly Endowment grant has just a few months left of breath…Sally and I are doing our best to finish the five year grant contract with enthusiasm and commitment to the grant journey! TEAM 3 is in August…our 10 day backpack expedition is just about full (if you are interested, email Sally asap firstname.lastname@example.org) and that will be our final YLI event. Then, we are putting our lives under the leadership of the Spirit in a new way. Yesterday, we received word from the IRS that Re/New Ministries just received its non-profit status. That gives us the opportunity to pursue grants and other sources of funding to continue on our strategy in new, missional, exciting, and community-based ways. We’re going to not only have a "YLI-type" expression where we train students in leadership and spiritual formation, but we are also going to continue our work on a Missional Order, Adventure-type programs AND a local expression of "ekklesia". All these things will fall under a new "banner" of Re/New. You can check out what we are doing on our website: www.yliapu.org OR www.renewministry.com – they will both take you to the same place. For now, bookmark them and keep tabs on what is happening…pray for us. These new steps are significant!