Check-In Update

Darin Charles —  October 22, 2015 — 1 Comment

After much deliberation, I’ve decided to let Check-In take a hiatus for awhile.  This group has been significant and impactful to many guys (including myself), but, for whatever reason, it just doesn’t seem to be working.  I’m not sure what the future holds for this group.  Ultimately, that decision belongs to all of us.  Somehow, if it’s going to return, it will have to be in a format, a location, a time, with the right content, and with a leader that all come together to draw guys in on a consistent basis.

Thanks to everyone who’s been to Check-In.  Thanks to the guys who’ve come recently to try and help it survive.  Thanks for giving me the opportunity to lead this group.  Thanks for letting me be a part of it.  This group has truly changed the way I think, the way I live and the way I relate to others.

If any of you have thoughts or suggestions on how to re-organize and re-structure this group to better meet your needs, and the needs of tons of other guys looking for fellowship and spiritual growth, I’d love to hear it.  Let’s have breakfast sometime.  In the meantime, make Saturdays count – spend time with your family, play with your kids, get coffee with your wife, go to the gym, pray.

Ecclesiastes 3, KJV

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.


I’m Out (for now),


One response to Check-In Update

  1. Gents:

    This group changed my life and I will be forever grateful to each one of you.

    And “while to every thing there is a season”, this should also be a lesson to us all. While we often attribute things we do not understand to God, we often absolve ourselves of any responsibility for the events at hand. Churches, communities, nations do not rise and fall on the shoulders of one man or woman.

    So as you look back to the role that this little group may have played in your life, use it as an opportunity to be honest with yourself and ask: “why did I come to the group in the first place and why did I stop coming?”

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