Happy New Year!
That greeting may certainly seem about five months premature on the calendar, but in reality, it’s right on time regarding our church ministry calendar. This Sunday, August 9th, is designated as Promotion Sunday at West Park. All children and students are “promoted” to the next grade in their Sunday School classes and Small Groups. Promotion Sunday also provides the opportunity to “promote” some very important opportunities for people of all ages at West Park. I don’t think I can communicate just how important it is for each person in our church to be involved in a community with other believers.
Our Adult Bible Fellowship groups and Growth Groups are a tremendous way to build intentional relationships that strengthen our faith and expand our joy in following Jesus. We are hoping scores of people in the coming weeks will get connected in community. On Promotion Sunday we will also be sharing about the numerous equipping and training opportunities being offered this fall through our New Life Training classes.
Finally, Promotion Sunday will give me the opportunity to launch our Fall teaching series from the Book of Acts, Renew: How Jesus Changes Everything. I am so excited to see how the Lord will impact our church in renewal through the power of His Spirit and His Word. I believe with all my heart the message of Acts is the message the Church so desperately needs to embrace in our day.
I have much to share with you this Sunday. As a church, our challenges are great, our opportunities have never been greater, and our Lord is great enough to provide for them all! I look forward to seeing you this Sunday at West Park.