Weekly Update (Feb 4-14)
From Pastor Matt
As you will see below we are going to start getting you more information to know about the health and growth of our church. Just like a growing family, we have "new kids" to raise up, a "house" to keep in order, bills to pay, and needs to meet. We have learned over the last couple of weeks that Jesus wants to build us into a spiritual house:
"you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:5 (ESV)
Each of us has a part to play in building this "house" and offering "spiritual sacrifices". I hope you look at the numbers below and celebrate the growth of maturity in our church and gospel influence in our city. I also want to encourage you to look at the gaps and the needs as a member of this body, a part of the family and consider if you are able to fill any of the slots with the time, treasure and talent God has given you to manage for his kingdom expansion.
Also we are now putting sermons online at imagejesus.com. I always said I didn't want anything I said in my 20's to live forever, and I don't feel any different now that I'm 30, but enough people have pushed us to put them online. So I hope it's helpful!
As always, I'm in awe of what we get to be a part of in God's story.
Evidences of God's Grace
Each week, we want to highlight what God is doing among us and through us. If you have a brief story of how God has shown up in your life, send it to us and we will get with you and may include it in next weeks update. This could be a story, about your personal life, work, home, church etc.
This week we are spotlighting what Jesus has been doing in Taneshia's (AKA Snoop's) life. Check it out!
- 2-2-14 Attendance: 104 Adults / 19 Kids
- First Time Guests: 6
- New Families in Image Kids: 0
- Took Step To Join A Community Group: 8
- Took Step To Join A Serve Team: 5
- Weekly Need: $4,315*
- Given Last Week: $3,326**
- Number Of Gifts: 13 Gifts
- First Time Givers: 2
*As a new and growing church our budget is evaluated and revised on a quarterly basis.
** The amount given and number of gifts represents "internal giving" from people of The Image Church, it does not include the decreasing outside support we currently receive.
Jesus tells us in Galatians 6:10 that as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those of the household of faith. One of the ways we can do good to the household of faith is by serving one another on Sunday mornings. Click on the button below to get connected to a Serve Team.
Areas Of Need:
- Worship/Music Team
- Production Team
- Kids Volunteers
- Security Team
- Data Entry Volunteer*
- Social Media Manager*
*email firstname.lastname@example.org for serve description and hours
Baptism Sunday - Feb. 23rd