What a blessing it is to write you for our May edition of the “Lifeline.” My prayer is that you and yours are well as we all seek to follow our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Our church is blessed in so many ways. Our Sunday school is growing. In February we had 65 more in average attendance over the same month in 2008. That is a 26% increase in average attendance. Just as important as these numerical victories are the spiritual victories of growth in these lives of our people. We’ve just completed our Strategy for Souls Training for the 41 of our people who signed up to learn how to share their faith. The Love Dare Bible study is attracting couples who are inspired to grow in their understanding of marriage. We have completed fourteen messages on the Book of Proverbs, and are continuing to be challenged by our Acts study entitled: Acts: The Expansion of the Gospel. The Bible says, “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” God’s Holy Word is what changes lives and this is what we emphasize at North Central.
Our people are responding to our Seminary Scholarship effort. We are attempting to raise $30,000 toward this worthwhile fund. Please pray about giving toward our efforts to help students prepare for ministry.
Several exciting events are coming up that I want to tell you about!
On May 17 we have scheduled NCBC 101 for all new members and prospective members. That’s right, if you know someone considering joining North Central, why don’t you invite them to come on the 17th? We begin at 9:30am and conclude with a wonderful fellowship luncheon. This event also provides crucial orientation information for all new members. We have planned this day with them in mind. Many thanks to Larry and Linda Taylor who give fine leadership to this wonderful event.
Special Children’s events are happening. Upward Soccer Award’s Night is May 12th and AWANA Awards night is May 20. Our new summer event for children on Wednesday nights is entitled, Walkabout Wednesdays. It begins on May 27 and will be blast for kids from 5th grade on down. Don’t miss these special times this summer for your family. All of these new children’s meetings will take place along with Conversational English training, youth worship and Choir rehearsal.
Vacation Bible School is such an awesome event! We begin on Sunday night, June 14 and conclude with an incredible family night on Thursday night, June 18. Note the change…we will conclude on Thursday night. Kim Hart is our wonderful director of this fun and exciting week. Let’s support her and our kids by getting involved in VBS!
Men, I’m looking forward to being with you on Saturday morning, May 16, at 8:30am for the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast. This is a great opportunity to bring a friend for a scrumptious breakfast and a spiritual challenge.
I am blessed to be your Pastor. May we continue to turn our hearts toward the Lord’s Word and His ways.