Bulletin for the Week: VISIONNEWS-Jan11.2015
If you did not receive a bulletin yesterday, please raise your hand. You can click the link above to download a PDF of Visions News for January the 11th. As you know I, am an advocate actively fighting bulletin illiteracy. In the words of George Washington “The Christian that reads, the bulletin is better equipped to be involved in the life of the church.”
In giving a weekly review, I know I am only limited to reporting what I see or hear about. There are many wonderful lessons and conversations that I never know about. I have heard great reports from our Spanish ministry. They had 25 in attendance yesterday with four first-time visitors. After the morning service, I had a chance to meet Elvis (before he left the building). He had been led to the Lord by someone who attends our english services the night before. He was then connected with our Spanish ministry. That is a church serving as a team on a mission!
Even before the services started in Sunday ministry was happening this weekend at Vision. About 40 people were involved in our outreach efforts led by Kanon Bloom. Then afterwards the Single Focus Fellowship volunteered to help the Connect Fellowship clean the church for Sunday. We are appreciative of their help. Kyle Shreve, staff missionary to Peru, was right there in the middle of it leading the charge.
I really, really enjoyed the morning message on “What is a Church?” from Matthew 16:18. I have never met anyone more committed to the local church then our pastor. He has given his life to the goal of seeing a church planted for every 50,000 in a community. In the evening, we had our monthly Q & A Session. This is always fun and super practical time. I always leave challenged to study the Bible to be able to help people with the questions they have in and about life.
Thank you to all you parents who showed up for the Students of Vision – Parents Meeting. I think it may be our best attend one yet! Steve Morgan and John Pearson gave updates about what was being taught in the classes. During the afternoon, the Student Mission Team, headed to Peru this Summer, had an organizational meeting. The saying “we don’t just serve hotdogs we teach teenagers to cook” was very evident in the meeting. Besides the fact they are working very hard to earn the money, our students are planning out all the details of the trip with our help.
Don’t miss Thursday night! We have our monthly “Split Sessions”. Pastor Robert will be teaching from the book of Proverbs. Men are still talking about how much his lesson from 2 months ago helped us. Mrs. Kelli will be teaching the ladies. Hope to see you all there.