Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This is a new and challenging season in the lives of the Kelley family.  Three weeks ago we boarded a plane and moved to Northern California to plant a church.  There are new friends, new challenges, new opportunities, new home, new dog, new ministry partners, and a new city. I have always liked moving at a fast pace, but the past three weeks have been warp speed.  We are getting acclimated to saying California and when necessary "Auburn" the city in which we are planting the church. Roll Tide by the way!  Anyway, I digress. 
The kids are in new schools and settling in.  We are experiencing a new climate (rain every day, with three feet of snow a few miles up the hill).  All in all this new season is going well.  We are witnessing God do what He does!  We are forming relationships, ministering where he leads us and sharing the hope we have in Christ with all who we contact.  Did I mention that we moved to California... crazy!
This blog will be about the work God has called us here to be about.  I will do my best to update most days.  I will share stories of people we are coming in contact with and the work of God that is happening.  
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This morning I met with five guys for a time of worship and prayer.  There was even a guy from Alabama there with me.  We prayed over the city of Auburn, each other and what God had for us to be about.  It was an incredible time of reflection and alignment.  One of the guys there is named Titan.  He is a man in pursuit of God!  His story is amazing!  So amazing in fact that the Discovery Channel has been filming him for a show on the network.  He is one of those guys that is "all in"!  He holds nothing back and speaks boldly.  His friendship and partnership in this ministry is incredible.  I am loving the gift of his life in my life.  Suffice it to say that he is becoming one of those mighty men we need in our lives to keep us on track.  Who are those mghty "people" in your life?  I would love to hear about them...


  1. So excited about your new blog! Looking forward to reading about the Kelley Family Adventures and the exciting work God in Auburn California!
    P.S. Don't forget - rule #1 to blogging: Pictures!

  2. Awesome post Craig. May God continue to bless you and Jennifer and the kids. Take care brother!

  3. Craig, so glad you have your blog up and going. We can keep up with you, your family and the work you are doing. Best wishes! "Preach the Word". Sonja Lyda

  4. Welcome to Auburn! I look forward to seeing your blog. My blog is at

    Karen Logan sent me this link. Nice to meet you. I sent you a private email.

    Sandy Abernathy

  5. So glad that the blog is up and going. Looking forward to hearing&seeing what God does in this area. God bless you, Jennifer & the boys daily...

  6. Great to see your blog up and hear a little about what has been going on with the Kelley family. Look forward to keeping up with all that God is doing in Auburn CA. This new city of yours shows God's sense of humor. Phillip's in-laws( major Bama fans also) moved to Auburn GA. Love to all of you!

  7. This is great Craig. I can't wait to get to know you, Jennifer and the boys better. My girls love watching your boys, I love that they call them "the girls with the black hair." It's been so cool to already see God move in a big way these last 4 months since we started the Church! He is so good!!!