I've met a few and they're good people. One could join much worse groups.
NumLock said:Hey...THX guys for the posts and insights...appreciate the time and personal stuff shared. I made contact tonight with the Prez of a local chapter and hope to attend their next event in a couple weeks.
Hope to see more activity in this forum!!
I used to spend a lot of time in Elkhart when I worked for a supplier to the RV industry. I live in Southeast Michigan just north of Toledo. I think you'll do just fine as Chapline...what a great opportunity to "get used"!! I'm looking forward to getting involved with CMA... like TexasTT concluded his post...it's like being in full time ministry....unofficially...usually that's when you seem to be able to be most effective. THX all again for the posts and encouragement.franksam said:Whereabouts are you in Michigan? I was raised in Elkhart, IN, and I've toured in Michigan many times...virtually in every corner of the state.
Wow..50 folks at a winter meeting in Illinois!! Must be a pretty active group. Probably just came out to see how the new Chaplain was gonna handle things!! (just kidding). Glad to hear ya made it thru with flying colors. I can relate to the nervousness issue in comparing a business deal with speaking/representing the Lord...the bar is raised quite a bit...but so does the Spiritual assistance in helping us say just the right thing. Just relying on Him is usually the hard part for me rather then thinking I've got to do it all myself and God 'll fall off His throne if I don't get it right!!! Anyway, hope things to continue to grow with your chapter and that God will continue to use you in a mighty way. Hopefully, next week I'll be attending my first CMA event here near Toledo...not sure where it will lead...just hoping to stay open to where/whatever it does.franksam said:Our first meeting of 2006 was attended by almost 50 riders!!! What a start!
NumLock said:Been thinking about checking into CMA as I've participated a few times in their services at various rallies and they always seem to be around helping out. I've heard it's not just a "bless me club" where you pay your dues and get to fly some neat colors...but the expectation is you do your thing to promote the Word. Would appreciate hearing from any CMA'ers about your experience with the organization..likes/dislikes, did it help you grow spiritually, etc....
Kinda new to the forum here so hope this post is appropriate.:huh:
Sinker said:We've got a pretty strong and growing chapter here in Delaware. Lots of good activities and a good Biblical emphasis. We're slowly moving from a 'Christian Breakfast Riding Club' to a an outreach ministry.
SinkerSinker said:Frank, sorry to cause you such turmoil. I immediately regretted posting my concern on a public forum, but didn't have access to a computer. It's just one of those issues that would be the topic of a lively discussion between brothers in person, but not something I should have aired in public. I apologize.