David got baptized at Hazel Dell. He’s got an amazing story about life change and what Jesus has done for him. We loved celebrating with him and look forward to watching God use his life in amazing ways.
On the other end of our community, we dedicated Cora at Battle Ground. Her mommy, Alissa, is one of our worship leaders on that campus. Alissa and Roy are great parents whom we LOVE very much!
Also, some of our kids got to go Nitro Kids Conference last weekend. What an awesome experience for those kids! Can you imagine being a young child in the midst of 2000 other worshipping kids? What a memory for those little hearts as they are learning that following Jesus is an epic adventure.
This week Mark and I are at a Pastor’s Conference in Coeur D’Alene. We are looking forward to talking to our old friends and making some new ones. And we might be hunting for a youth pastor for our Battle Ground Campus! 😉
Our worship team opened the preaching with an 80’s tune at Hazel Dell as we started our relationship series. It was hilarious and we are looking forward to a song each week at both campuses for the entirety of our series.
Our youth ministry turned four this week! Happy Birthday to a bunch of teenagers and leaders who are making a big difference in our communities. Our most valuable asset in our church are students, both teen and kids. They are the lifeblood of any church and we are grateful for their participation and energy. What a gift they are to us!
Part of the relationship series is that we are giving away date packets after each sermon. Some of it may seem cheesy, but it’s worth it! I dare you to follow those date instructions to a tee and see where your relationship goes over the next month. Hazel Dell, get on it this week. Battle Ground, it’s coming your way in seven days! Don’t miss church.
It was a very long and tragic week in the news. We live in a fallen world with hurt, pain, and suffering. There is no greater balance than the hope and life that flows from Jesus! What a contrast. If you are discouraged and confused by what you see on TV, open your Bible. There’s joy in the midst of the darkness.
It’s going to be a busy week! Much to do, but we’re doing it all for His glory, so let’s get on it! Be blessed.