I hope this email finds you well, and you are enjoying some kind of PUMPKIN SPICE BEVERAGE as we head in to the fall season. I wanted to keep you updated on all that's been happening at Velocity.
VBS - Velocity held her first ever Vacation Bible School the first of August. To say it went well would be an understatement. We averaged about 25 kids per day and had a blast sharing the gospel with them. We had a great group of college students from the Northern Kentucky BSM come up and help us out. As we reflected and evaluated over this first VBS, the plan is to expand and add a parents night next year.
SMALL GROUPS - round two of small groups kick off this week. We are offering three different groups this semester and it looks like all three are going to be filled to capacity. It's awesome seeing people go from BIG GROUP (Sunday Morning), to SMALL GROUP (home Bible Studies). We will have one group on Tuesday night, one on Wednesday night, and one Thursday afternoon.
FALL SERMON SERIES - we started our fall sermon series two Sundays ago. We will be walking through the GOSPEL OF MARK this fall and then leading up to EASTER. The small groups that meet during the week will follow the same pattern and discuss in more detail what was preached that Sunday.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS - we held our THIRD membership class yesterday. Membership at Velocity is a three step process. First you attend class where you hear about the history of Velocity, along with our VALUES, MISSION, STRATEGY, DOCTRINE and CONSTITUTION. After the class if you want to continue to pursue membership, step two is to have a conversation with two of our elders. In that conversation we want to hear your salvation story, baptism, where you would like to serve, etc. Finally, after the conversation if you still want to become a member, you sign our church covenant and are presented to the church. Yesterday, we had our third membership class with 9 in attendance. Its great seeing more and more people want to put roots down at Velocity and join us in our mission.
HOW YOU CAN BE PRAYING -
- we've had a few in our church relapse back in to drug use. Half of our church are recovering addicts to some degree. We've had two in particular, one start using cocaine and the other start drinking again. We could use your prayers as we attempt to walk with them through these demons.
- Samantha is still rocking the pregnancy, baby boy #4. Pray for her health, the baby, and that he is born healthy without any complications.
- Our friends from 3BC are coming up the weekend of October 13-15. We are excited to have them with us. Their College/Missions Pastor will be preaching that Sunday and their team will be ministering in the area that weekend.
- Wisdom. There are plenty of times I feel in-over-my-head with church planting, especially in the area that we are in. Pray for wisdom as I lead, continue to cast vision, and preach the gospel.
Thank you for your friendship and partnership in the work here in Price Hill. Our leadership is praying for you, as you pray for us. Thank you again.
Have a great Fall, and we will update you again closer to Thanksgiving.