Friday, July 25, 2008

Why I Am PUMPED About Grace Church - Part 2

In yesterday’s blog I began to share with you why I am so pumped about the next three months of ministry here at Grace Church. Here are some more reasons:

A New School Year – The end of August will bring us another exciting academic year with many new teachers for MorningStar Daycare and Lititz Christian School.

Prophecy Month – The month of September will be a special prophecy month here at Grace Church. All four Sundays I will be sharing in our morning worship services on what the Bible teaches about the Anti-Christ, that coming one world ruler of the tribulation period. During this month, all ABF classes will be taking the month off and in their place their will be several ABF electives for you to chose from, all dealing with the topic of prophecy and what the Bible teaches about the future.

Small Groups Launch – The month of September will complete our first small group leader’s training which will set us up to launch our first wave of small groups in the month of October. Lord willing, by then our new Pastor of Connections will also have started in leading us into being a church of small groups.

Youth Fifth Quarter – Our Youth Group will start the month of October off with a huge Fifth Quarter Event held at the Lititz Rec Center following a Warwick Football game.

Additional Third Service – In order to free up more seats for our growing ministry, beginning in October we will be adding a third identical Sunday Morning Worship Service (8:30; 10:00 and 11:30). This will give us a seating capacity of 2,400 over our three services. All of the logistics will be given to our church family early in August.

Ghostbusters – On Sundays in October we will be having a new “Ghostbusters” series as we discover what the Bible says about ghosts. Is there such a thing as ghosts? If so, what are they? Is it possible for us to see or communicate with those who have died? What should the believer’s response be to the October Halloween holiday?

Stuff the Sunroom – During the month of October it is our hope to make a difference in the lives of hurting women and children in Lancaster County by stuffing the sunroom off of the church lobby with thousands of items that will then distributed to four local organizations who are working directly with disadvantaged women and children right here in Lancaster County. A list of items needed is available at the church office. If every person brought one item with them every time they came to church during the month of Octrober we would have no problem stuffing the sunroom and meeting a very real and practical need.

Children’s Harvest Party – The month of October will wrap-up with a big children’s harvest party in which details will be coming in the very near future. This will be a great way to end the next three months of ministry here at Grace Church.

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