Kevin DeYoung was scheduled to preach at Harbor Church in Holland on June 28. However, due to work load, he has canceled for this year. But we hope that maybe next summer (2016) he’ll be able to make it to Holland and Harbor.
Pray that Kevin would have a profitable summer.
Kevin posted this on his Gospel Coalition blog yesterday:
Before I applied for the PhD program at the University of Leicester two years ago, my elders graciously agreed in principle to give me three consecutive summer sabbaticals to work on my dissertation. The first summer off was last year, which makes this the second. I have an elders meeting this Thursday and I’ll preach one more time on June 14, but other than that I will be free of regular pastoral responsibilities. It is a great gift. Taking time to do research and writing is good for my energy, good for my health, good for my longevity in ministry, and, I dare say, good for the church too.
Last summer I allowed a number of extra responsibilities to crowd my sabbatical schedule. So this year my elders are forcing me to do as little a possible, except to spend time with my family, spend time with the Lord, and spend time in the 18th century. To that end they’ve made me cancel a number of speaking engagements and other events I had agreed to over the next three months. My sincere apologies if you were affected by these cancellations. I’m grateful that these men are looking out for me.
May the Lord bless Kevin’s summer, and maybe give him the green light to speak at Harbor Church next year, DV.
We are now planning on having Eric Butterbaugh preach for us at Harbor Church on that same date — June 28, in the PM service. Eric is an elder at Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. Del Ray Baptist is a church plant/rebuild of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC. Two of Eric’s co-pastors are Garrett Kell and Shai Linne. Come on along and visit us at Harbor.