Here's a picture of Thomas and Kelly and the two girls they are adopting from Bulgaria. Just thought you'd lke to see who you've been praying for!
The Barnabas Project
Will you join us?
This morning at Spring Meadows I proposed "The Barnabas Project" - a seven week initiative to encourage, encouragement. Many accepted the invitation to join this effort. Here's the plan:
For each of the next seven weeks (which will take us to July)
Find a way to encourage in an extraordinary way*.
1 Person in your family each week (a total of 7)
1 Person in the church each week (a total of 7)
1 Person at work/school each week (a total of 7)
AND write 1 email this week to me. In this email tell the story of the person who has most encouraged you and how they did it. This story may end up being shared in public - if you'd rather it not be let me know.
*This is something above and beyond what you would normally do: Something that will make them feel encouraged, appreciated. Think creatively. Have some fun with it. Do something toward them that if done toward you you'd feel appreciated and encouraged.
The First Steps Ministry is designed to work with families in their baby’s first steps of faith. We want to teach them that God made them, God loves them, and the Bible is from God. Children ages 6-24 months are loved and taught about God’s Love through repetitive songs, rhymes, and manipulatives.
God’s Little Lambs Ministry is designed to assist families in their child’s discovery about God. We want to teach them that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. On Sunday, there is a separate class for 2’s, 3’s, and Pre-K. On Wednesday nights, the 2’s and 3’s are together, and the Pre-K and K classes are combined.
The KFC Ministry is designed to cultivate our children’s growing faith in God by studying the Scriptures, encouraging Christian fellowship, learning to love and serve others. We will center our focus on three main points, 1. I need to make the wise choice. 2. I can trust God no matter what. 3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
The Club 45 Ministry is designed to inspire our pre-teens' to increase their faith in God by studying the Scriptures, engaging in and understanding the benefit of Christian fellowship, learning to love and serve others, and developing a desire for a personal relationship with the Lord.
The ALIVE Ministry is designed to provide an encouraging place for Jr. High students to gather together, love one another, and begin to understand church life as the Body of Christ at large in a safe atmosphere where they will be surrounded by coaches and peers who are constantly encouraging each other to live and love each other like Christ lived and loved us.
The GLOW Ministry is designed to teach the gospel, baptize, and train high school students as disciples of Jesus Christ. We wish to capture the hearts and minds with the power and the relevance of the gospel. We capitalize Family physical & spiritual as God’s intentionally designed vessel to carry out the mission of declaring His glory to the world.
NOTE: Click on the title above to see the fullsize info-graphic below. There are a couple of typos as this is my first time to use this program. Thanks for your forbearance.