Summer’s almost over…not the season of summer, but the attitude and the slow, easy, laid-back vibe of summer. Kids go back to school in two days, 863 starts back up next week, and we’re gearing up for a new ministry year.
It’s an exciting time right now for the staff. Amy and Stephanie were decorating the new and improved Adventureland hallway this afternoon, the Student Ministry staff are re-branding and renaming practically everything they do, Gary is working on new plans for our adult ministries, and new Bible studies kick off in the next few weeks.
But the thing we’re most excited about is a very special Sunday coming up this week. We’re calling it “Shine!” Scott will lay out the vision for the church; we know what it is…”Love God, Love People, Serve Others”…but Scott is going to lay down some challenges and goals for the next year; they will tie into the vision that is already established at Eastridge, but we’re hoping and praying that people see this vision in a renewed and refreshed light. We also have a unique element in the service that will make the day one that our people will never forget.
I’m praying along with the rest of the staff and many others througout our congregation for Sunday. Scott sent an email to our staff and volunteers that said it best:
Pray that people will come. Pray that hearts will be open to hearing from God.
Pray that each individual will hear from God about his/her role. Pray that the
church will embrace its role in the world we live in.
I’m excited about Sunday. I really feel a certain momentum, that people are receptive to and expectant about what God is doing at Eastridge, and I am confident that God will continue to do amazing work within this community.