This past month, as with most, had a lot going on at Awakening Church. We’ve had three mission teams come from partner churches to serve along side us. With their help we were able to spend countless hours serving with our community partners. This past week, a team from Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, constructed a playground for neighborhood kids. This back-breaking work will be a blessing for years to come. Our teams have also served a local homeless camp where we have an ongoing ministry. Providing food, laundry service, and meeting other felt needs. On July 4th, we had a team of volunteers help with the Kenmore Fourth of July festivities. These service opportunities open great doors for building relationships, reflecting the nature of God, and sharing the truth of the gospel.
We are moving full steam ahead in our transition and launch of Awakening Church within the next couple months. Our core team meets weekly for prayer meetings and Bible studies to seek God’s guidance in how best to reach those around us. Over the next couple weeks we will be solidifying plans for our official launch as Awakening Church. As a team, we have been going through the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship course. This course is deeply impacting our community of faith. Our relationships with God and one another are becoming more authentic and life giving. We are striving more toward reflecting the nature of God and to join in leading others to do the same.
God has entrusted us to…
- Reflect God’s Glory as we embody the character and nature of God in our own lives. As His ambassadors, we represent His character to the world around us.
- God has also entrusted us to replicate ourselves. Our aim is to fill the whole earth with other renewed image bearers by spreading the life-changing Gospel and multiplying children of God. By His design, we are not called to simply be His disciples, but also to make disciples.
- And lastly, we are called to cultivate an environment where others will flourish in light of the glory of God. With the posture of a servant, we aim to cultivate our community so others can flourish according to God’s design. The people of God, whether at work in the marketplace, leading at church, or caring for family, are to cultivate the surrounding soil.
God empower us to accurately reflect the image of God…for the Kingdom of God!
Please join us in praying for:
- A unified vision for Awakening Church
- A new meeting location for Sunday morning worship
- Upcoming outreach opportunities
- The mission team coming at the end of this week
- Our members to be continually outward focused as we share the Gospel with those around us