Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Top Ten List I Can Really Get Excited About

It is truly exciting all that God is doing in and through Gaylord E-Free Church. Just last week our Food Truck Ministry provided free food to over 700 people in our county. How awesome!

It has been equally exciting over March's Vision Month to see our church embrace the purpose of our church which is to meet as many people as possible right where they are at and help move them to where God wants them to be. We've talked a lot about "Divine Appointments" which is when God orchestrates our lives to get us at the right place at the right time to rub shoulders with the right person. Even our children are catching the vision as seen by this email that I received from a dad in our church:

“Thought you would like this. Took a family walk yesterday around the neighborhood and then stopped at the school nearby to let our daughter play on the gym equipment. A little girl and her grandmother arrived and all 3 of them were on the swings together. After about a half hour we waved to our daughter to let her know it was time to go. As we are walking out of the school parking lot, our daughter says "I met a new friend. She is visiting her grandmother. I invited them to church on Easter." We said "cool, good job, etc..." and all that. Then she said "I guess that was my divine appointment for the day." She loves to take notes during the sermon on the sermon outline. I guess the things you are teaching are sinking in.”

As a Ministry Staff, we sat down together yesterday and put together a TOP TEN list of the upcoming ministry events and activities that we are gearing up for. This is not an exhaustive list as there are many other ministries taking place day in and day out! We took time to pray for this list because we realize that we can sink all of our time and effort into each of them but "unless the Lord builds the house, we labor in vain!" Here is our TOP TEN list (in chronological order)

Vision Month (runs through April 1)

Florida Youth Trip (over spring break)

Good Friday (noon service on April 6)

Easter (9am and 11am April 8)

Higher Call Men's Conference (April 21)

Baptism (April 22)

Junior High Lock-In (April 27)

CIA (Church In Action) Day (May 5)

Mother's Day with Child Dedication (May 13)

Courageous Men's Weekend (June 16-17)

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