July 22, 2008
What if twenty steps across a room would change your friends forever? Don’t forget that on the 3rd of August, in Room 205 @ 9:30 A.M. we will be launching our 4-week study by Bill Hybels called, “Just Walk Across the Room.”
Over a four weekend period, we’ll learn to:
- Develop friendships with people far from God
- Discover the stories behind their life’s journey
- Discern what “next steps” will help point them to faith
Just Walk Across the Room will change your mind about sharing your faith with others.
Pointing people to faith is something that all of us can do – and it shows up on the heels of a simple walk across the room.
You don’t want to miss this!
July 14, 2008
Beginning Sunday, the 3rd of Augusts, we will be working through the 4 week study by Bill Hybel’s called, “Just Walk Across the Room.”
I noticed this past year that many youth have a difficulty with taking the first step in evangelism, which is simply just walking across the room and beginning a conversation with somebody, befriending them as an expression of God’s love, and asking the right questions to see where God may be working within their life in drawing them closer to Himself through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Here is an excerpt from Publishers Weekly,
His form of evangelism is relational, what he calls “Living in 3D.” Hybels enlarges on the three Ds—develop friendships, discover stories, discern next steps—in a clear, conversational way, all the while challenging Christians to move beyond their insulated “evangelism-void vacuum.” He encourages Christians to explore “the power of story” and to learn how to tell their own spiritual narratives concisely and effectively. Readers will find inspiration and honesty in this book that mirrors Hybels’s personal convictions and those of his church as well: “It really is true: the spread of the gospel… boils down to whether you and I will continue to seek creative ways to engage our friends, inviting them to explore the abundance of the Christ-following life….” (bold mine)
So get ready to work through this series and may the LORD utilize this training to better equip and prepare all of us to simply walk across the room
July 8, 2008
There will be youth group tomorrow night from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. So make some calls to remind others and invite your friends!
Appalachian Impact deadline is next Wednesday, the 16th of July. If you are planning on going we will need your $20 deposit on or before that day.
Next week I need 3 volunteers to help me glean-out some gutters and trim some bushes in Charelston. The work should take no longer than 1 1/2 hours and we will begin by 10:00 A.M. Afterwards I will treat the lucky 3 volunteers to lunch!
June 30, 2008
Abandoned to the streets as young boys, they suffered rejection and abuse, but the Lord has restored them to a life in Him and they are coming this Wednesday from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.! Don’t miss hearing the testimonies of two young Colombian men – Christian and Jose Pablo! Don’t forget to bring your friends.
June 27, 2008
there is no Sunday School this coming Sunday. Instead of class we will be gathering together with everyone else and eating a bunch of great breakfast food from 9:15 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. We ask that everyone bring enough for themselves as well as enough to share. If you don’t have the ability to bring anything, don’t sweat it! You still need to come out and enjoy meeting some new people and eating some great food.
LORD willing see you then.
June 25, 2008
we will be cooking some hot dogs over a fire beside the Picnic Shelter. I just plan on picking-up some potato chips and miscellaneous condiments, so you may not want to come on a completely empty stomach. Well, then again, you may want to fill-up on marshmallows? My wife would probably be mad if she knew that I suggested the latter option.
Anyways, major “kudos” to the Poole family for allowing us to ram-sack the freezer full of left over hot dogs from Anna’s b-day bash. Thanks!
Look forward to seeing all of you tonight.
June 23, 2008
This week we should have finalized the Appalachain Impact Trip! We are still waiting to hear from a couple of people that may be interested in lending us their vehicle. If you are, please let me know! This week, hopefully by Wednesday, we will have all the information that you need to sign-up.
At the moment we have reserved 3 pontoon boats for our Thursday at the lake. 2 of the boats are double deckers that have slides on them.
We will also have a special guest with us for the week. None other than Joel Russel himself.
I will get you more information when it is available.