Thursday, October 3, 2013

This Week @ Twin Cities Church - Courtyard Project Groundbreaking!

Hey Friends and Family of TCC,

Our baptisms on Sunday were so sweet and affirming. We watched and cheered as 14 people went public for Jesus. Each service had its own special moment, but one of the highlights of the day was when Lisa (who had to be lifted in and out of the tub because of her disability) was baptized along with her 25-year-old son, Rory, who has Down Syndrome. I could not hold back the tears as I watched the tender way Mark Hadley baptized them.

I was reminded of our mission statement – We are leading as many people as possible into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Baptism is a significant step of identification, obedience and growth. If you’ve never been baptized, our next baptisms will be December 15, and I will get the privilege of participating. I look forward to it.

As we continue to step forward toward the future we believe God has for us, it’s awesome to see how many people are excited about our Courtyard project. We’ve all been waiting to see if this project is going to be a reality, and I am thrilled to be able to share that if all goes well with the Planning Department we will be doing the grading this month.

So, we’re going to have a groundbreaking celebration this Sunday after our third service (around 12:45). We’ll gather out on the pad, pray together and turn over a few shovels of dirt. I hope you will plan on being part of that experience. I will always remember the day we broke ground here on our property for our building. What a day that was as we took steps to be better equipped to reach out to our community with the love of Jesus. This new Courtyard will allow us to reach people in a more organic and relational way as we will have a place to prepare meals, play games and hang out.

Our prayer series kicked off with a high level of energy and challenge last week as we talked about how prayer changes circumstances. This Sunday, we’ll focus on how God changes others. I am eager to hear what God has to say.

Highly anticipating being with you on Sunday,

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