|(Monroe, Munson Park)
August 9, 2019
Dear Redeemer Family:
Linda and I greet you in the name of Jesus! We are so thankful to be part of the Redeemer family, with you. Here are some things I want to share with you.
What God is saying to me: Redeemer is a Discipling Church. Jesus instructed us to make disciples. The apostle Paul write that pastors are to equip the followers of Jesus for works of ministry. Therefore: Disciple and Equip. Here are some of our discipling and equipping opportunities.
SUNDAY MORNINGS: We gather together to worship, and hear the preached Word. We continue to pray for revival and awakening in our church, and churches cross America. One thing that happens in revival is inner healing. This Sunday I will equip you to understand and manage anger, and experience inner healing of past hurts. God is going to set some people free from anger!
PRAYING MEN: Led by Tim Curry, this is an open group meeting Sunday mornings at 9:30. Redeemer is a praying church!
ONE NIGHT – Thank you Daniel Reaume for your leadership. Daniel writes: Join us August 23rd at 7pm at the MBT Expo Center for this years ONENIGHT event! This event Is a gathering of Christians from all across Monroe from various backgrounds, congregations, and denominations with unity in Christ and lifting up Jesus at the center! We hope to see you! See our website if you would like to volunteer of donate to event! https://www.onenightmonroe.com
INSIDE/OUT – This is our Thursday evening focus on discipleship, community-building, and outreach. I am now writing my fourth book, which I am calling How God Changes the Human Heart. On the first two Thursdays of Sept-Dec I will teach this book. This is foundational material for me. I’m going to share with you the depths of inner change into greater Christlikeness that God has given me. More will be announced about the third and fourth Thursdays.
FULL LIFE IN CHRIST: This is our foundational discipleship class. If you have not taken this yet, or desire to go through it again, it will be on Mondays, 7-9 PM, beginning Sept. 16. The third semester class will be on Sundays, 6-8 PM, beginning on Sept. 15.
WENDY AND STEVE BACKLUND FROM BETHEL REDDING will be with us September 20-21-22. Those of us who came when Steve was with us know this is going to be an incredible, equipping, releasing weekend!
INVEST IN YOUR MARRIAGE! Linda and I invite marital couples to purchase Les and Leslie Parrott’s book TheGood Fight: How Conflict Can Bring You Closer. Read the book together as a couple. Then, sometime in September, we’ll get together for a picnic, discussion of the book, and praying together.
YOUTH MINISTRY meets Thursday nights, 7-8:30. The Fall Kick-off is Thursday, Sept. 12, 6-8:30 PM.
MORAL REVOLUTION: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT SEXUALPURITY. I have challenged Redeemer youth and young adults to purchase this book by Kris Valotton, read it, and join Linda and me for a discussion about it (probably in September).
SMALL GROUPS/HOME GROUPS: Two weeks ago another Home Group formed and is meeting! For Linda and me, being in a Home Group has always been part of our Christian life. If you are ready for this please contact Linda.
MIKE HUTCHINGS AT REDEEMER – FEB. 21-22-23. Mike is part of Randy Clark’s Global Awakening. Mike will come to us with “Healing of trauma and PTSD.” Some of us were with Mike in June at our summer conference. I have never heard a teaching like this before. It’s going to be an incredible, freeing weekend!
GREEN LAKE 2020 – THE IDENTITY CONFERENCE. Robby Dawkins will be our featured speaker. I feel this is going to be a significant conference that will influence our culture. June 21-25. Hsrm.org.
Blessings and Love to you all,