Nov 13, 2012

A Letter From Pastor P To NewSpring Church

Howdy NewSpring Church, SEVEN things I would love to share with you today...

#1 - I honestly believe that we will see fruit from this past Sunday for a LONG time as we dealt with "Five Questions Every Single Girl Should Be Asking."  AND...I also believe every single guy who was in attendance walked away with a challenge and an encouragement to "work for her before you meet her!"  Charisse had an absolute blast appearing on stage and is already asking me when she can do it again (watch out Joyce Meyer & Beth Moore!)  :-)  For those who were not able to attend the five questions were...

  • Am I Who He Is Looking For?  
  • Am I Desperate?  
  • Why Am I Attracted To Him?  
  • Are There Issues With Him That I Am Avoiding?  (Remember, they don't "go away" when you get married...they get magnified!)  
  • Is He God's Best?  (Do NOT Settle For Crumbs!!!)  
  • case you missed it yesterday HERE IS THE QUESTION that Lucretia came up with that should be asked in regards to "Is This God's Best?"  

#2 - Here is the message in 10 tweets if you want to check it out!  

#3 - Trust me when I say that I honestly believe that THIS SUNDAY will be one of the top five most impacting weekends we've EVER had in the history of our church.  If you are a woman and have carried the weight of sexual abuse with you and chosen to remain silent about it then you do NOT want to miss this weekend as you discover how you can literally break FREE from something that you have maybe fought all of your life and just can't seem to get past!!!  AND...if you know someone who has dealt with this then THIS is the weekend to get them to church!!!  Statistics say that 1 out of 3 women are sexually abused at some point...and 1 out of 6 boys are as well.  AND...I know firsthand the guilt, anger hurt and confusion that comes from this as I was sexually abused as a young man.  I can tell you that there IS healing...there is HOPE...and what happened to you does not have to DEFEAT and DEFINE you for the rest of your life!!!  There IS victory!!  

#4 - I love teaching on healthy, biblical relationships.  In fact, one of the ten things I want for everyone who comes to NewSpring Church is, "I want every owner of NewSpring Church to have godly dating relationships, godly marriages and strive to raise godly children who have a heart for Jesus."  You can check out the 10 Things I want for everyone who comes to NewSpring right here.

#5 - GREENWOOD CAMPUS IS LAUNCHING ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 with two services, 9:15 & 11:15!!!  (More info here!)  We had a "vision night" last week where Matt Alley (our Greenwood campus pastor) shared his story and what he believes the Lord wants to do in Greenwood...and over 400 people attended and FIVE PEOPLE GAVE THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST!!!  If this was the VISION NIGHT I can't wait to see what happens the first Sunday we have church there!!!  

#6 - CHRISTMAS SERVICES are going to be AWESOME this year...and, statistically people are more likely to visit a church at Christmas & Easter than any other time of the year!!!  With that in mind here is a link to our Christmas service times for every campus...there are 44 services across eight campuses...which means 44 opportunities to reach out to someone who NEEDS a relationship with Christ and do whatever it takes to get them here!  

#7 - Our next series, "Fully Alive" begins on Sunday, December's going to be a party unlike anything you've EVER seen in church!!!  And...I believe it will be OUR BEST SERIES EVER!!!  

That's it for this week...I LOVE MY CHURCH!  


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