A Message from our Pastor
On Sunday, Feb. 27, our church will host “Beast Feast.” Beast Feast has become one of the most popular events each year for our Men’s Ministry. In the past, this event has sold out. This year, Bobby Welch, a decorated Vietnam veteran, will be telling his story. Let me encourage the men of our church to make sure you are here. But beyond that, make sure you bring someone who needs to hear the gospel.
One of the primary ways we fulfill the “Development” dimension of our ministry purpose is through Family Night at First and at Sheppard. Each Wednesday in 2016 there have been over 1,700 people in attendance. Our children are engaged in AWANA. Our students at ONEIGHTY. But our adult attendance in discipleship has grown substantially. This is happening through the study that I teach, the Women’s ministry and many other discipleship classes.
Perhaps one of the best explanations for our increase in attendance is a marriage ministry called “Re-engage.” Re-engage is for couples at any stage of marriage—a few years or many. It is also for couples in any state of marriage—good, stagnant, or troubled. It is one of the most powerful spiritual and relationship growth studies I have ever seen. If a husband and wife grow together spiritually, their relationship is enhanced tremendously. A couple can join Re-engage at any time. Just come this Wednesday night.