Join me for this major event!
Two major events happen in our student ministry each year: Summer Youth Camp and The MIX. Now is the time to register your students and to sign up to serve for The MIX. (Whether you have students or not you can help). This two-night in-home retreat is a strong time of discipleship and relationship building in our church and community. The dates are February 23-25. I just completed registering our kids and I hope you will join me in praying for the weekend and pitching in to help as needed.
In line with our newly adopted church constitution, our Church Leadership Team has begun serving our church family in its new role. Executive Pastor Chip Riggs and I met this week with the other six team members for our first meeting. The night was an evening of prayer for our church, learning about our roles, reviewing reports from various areas of ministry, and talking about future ministry activity. The time together was very encouraging and a reminder of how much we have to be thankful for as a church family. God is doing some amazing things all around us and strong days are ahead. Please pray for those serving on this team as they lead: Bob Bishop, Kurt Lawrence, Ralph Moore, Chris Morgan, Scott Shuford, and Stan Tedder.
Our Deacons have also met this month for the first time in our new structure with a greater focus on ministry to the needs of the church body as a whole. We are in the process of selecting new Deacons to join our team. We also are establishing ministry teams among our Deacons to help serve our church family. I'm very excited about how this new focus is coming together.
See you Sunday in Philippians 2. Come expecting God to be at work. Invite someone to come with you this week. I met a young mother this past week who was invited during Christmas and trusted Christ as her savior. This could be your friend this week.