Summer Adventure Club – Thursday

DSC_0155You can now check out a whole gallery of pictures from SAC here. So far, over two hundred different kids have enjoyed the engaging crafts, intense games, and strong preaching this week. We’ve also had some great conversations with their families.

God continues to work, so keep praying. The work doesn’t end when Summer Adventure Club is over. There’s a whole bunch of baby Christians that need to be reached. Look for more info about how you can help!

DSC_0162

DSC_0167

DSC_0195

Summer Adventure Club – Wednesday

DSC_0070Another great day at Summer Adventure Club! The Lord held off a torrential downpour until our program was completely over at noon. God was definitely working in a room packed with 162 kids as I preached on “The Penalty for Lawbreakers”–God’s judgment on those who break His righteous Law.

So…when it was all over, the kids were getting soaked, but it didn’t make a difference because they had spent the morning playing water games anyway!

Keep praying!

DSC_0083

DSC_0129

DSC_0151

Summer Adventure Club – Tuesday

DSC_0004The Lord continues to bless us this week as we hold our first annual Summer Adventure Club. We felt like we were bursting at the seams with 160 young people! Maybe we can see how many people actually fit into the Timothy Social Center this week.

Keep praying that the preaching of God’s Word would effectively plant the seed of the Gospel into these budding minds. Ask God to continue to bless in the details and overall effectiveness of the ministry this week. And don’t forget to bring those kids!

DSC_0021

DSC_0026

DSC_0036

Summer Adventure Club – Monday

DSCI0037I thought you might enjoy some of the pictures from our first annual Summer Adventure Club. We had a great morning–130 kids showed up to enjoy the exciting games, hilarious skits, tasty snacks, stylin’ Kingdom Seekers gear, and strong Bible preaching.DSCI0036

If you missed SAC today, don’t make the same mistake twice! Where else can you have this much fun on a steamy summer morning?

DSCI0047

DSCI0052

com-mu-ni-ty [kuh-myoo-ni-tee]: a noun

textingCommunity Sunday is now less than two weeks away. We hear alot about community in our culture. The dictionary defines community as a group of people who band together for a common identity or purpose. As Americans we’ve traded the front porch for Facebook and meaningful relationships for Twitter. Phone conversations among younger generations are passe with text messaging being the preferred method of communication. Some have exchanged the back yard bbq with neighbors for an internet community of chat rooms.

Many home owners approach their remote controlled garage. Garage door opens. Garage door closes, and a person barely see one’s neighbor even though they may live within 15-20 feet of one another. And should a neighbor leave the confines of the home, never fear, because there are large fences on either side to shield themselves from entering into a conversation. In short, people are losing their community identity to an internet nether-world community exchanging meaningful relationships for online “relationships” where identities are hidden, facts are exaggerated and hyperbole is the accepted reality. Is this a pessimistic view of American community? Continue reading

Obscure Saints?

washing-feet[1]Ever heard of these people?

Priscilla, Aquila, Epaenetus, Mary, Andronicus, Junio, Amplias, Urbane, Stachys, Apelles, Aristobulus, Herodian, Narcissus, Tryphena, Tryphosa, Persis, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, Philologus, Julia, Nereus, Olympas. Continue reading

Community Sunday!

Community OutreachI hope you’re getting excited about Community Sunday, August 2nd. We’re planning a lot of special things for the whole family that day–so pray we have good weather!

Because Community Sunday is something new and different, I wanted to make sure all of you know what is going on that day so that you can get excited and invite your neighbors. It’s kind of like a “Friend Day” in the summer (only better!!). We’ll end the Adult Bible Fellowship hour a few minutes early so that you can meet your friend or neighbor in the parking lot or the lobby. Our morning service will be at the normal time: 10:30 am. After church, we’ll go outside and enjoy the classic cars, games, and tasty food (including a roasted pig and some secret-recipe barbecue sauce).

At some point early in the afternoon, we’ll all gather together once again for a brief wrap-up service (This will take the place of the evening service). And it all takes place here on the church property.

So please, pray fervently for the details of this event to point the members of our community to the clear and powerful message of the Gospel of Christ. Several families have already committed to invite friends and coworkers.

If you will commit to inviting someone to Community Sunday and would like the church to pray together with you in this effort, just post a comment on this article. We all need to work together to make Community Sunday a great success!