Today we get to here from one of the church plants North Central Sponsors, CityWalk Church in California! Several months ago I highlighted lead Pastor Chris Finchum and his family. Now you get to hear directly from them! Please join us in praying for the Finchum’s and their church as they seek to reach those who do not know Jesus in Northern California.
To say 2020 has not gone as planned is an understatement. In the midst of what has been a unique season we have seen God at work. Thank you for partnering with us to plant Citywalk Church in Northern California. As one of our partners I want to keep you in the loop on some of the things we are rejoicing about and some of the things we are praying for.
God at Work – Praises
- A few weeks ago we hosted a flag football tournament for students and young adults at one of our local parks. We had 14 teams participate and many others who just came to watch on cheer. About half way through the event we took 15 minutes to share Jesus with those in attendance. When we gave people the opportunity to talk to someone about starting a relationship with Jesus over 30 people responded.
- In October we did a community wide coloring contest and ask people to bring their colored paper to a drive by candy and donut giveaway we were doing. Several hundred people got involved from our community and our team had some great opportunities to connect with new families at the giveaway. The very next day some of the people we met from our community came to church.
- This fall we were able to grow our City Groups to 6. These groups are made up of 7-15 adults that meet around our area each week either by video or in person. Laurie and I led a group specifically for people who were new to following Jesus or were investigating following him. Each week we have seen God at work as the Holy Spirit draws those who are not following Jesus and gives greater confidence to those who are new to it.
Seeking God – Prayer
- Pray for the salvation of Steven, Amy, Eliza, and Ginger.
- Pray that God will use our Christmas Eve service (live and online) to draw people to himself.
- Pray with us about an opportunity to begin the process of planting another church in Marysville (15-20 minutes from our church in Yuba City).
Thank you for your prayers and partnership. We are moving into 2021 prayerful and expectant.