Ready to Launch

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This month we are launching new City Groups. In a nutshell, City Groups serve as the main growth point of Awakening Church. In its purest form, we define our City Groups as, a safe place where people can encounter God, and find the resources and relationships to nurture their spiritual growth.

We love to worship together on Sundays. But larger group settings restrict opportunities to personally connect with others and there just doesn’t seem to be much opportunity to share personal prayer requests in the Crowd.

City Groups, on the other hand, are perfect for creating a sense of intimacy and close fellowship. It’s in your City Group that everybody knows your name. When you are absent, people notice. And you are missed if you don’t show up.

Carey Nieuwhof speaks of the paradox of our current age, He says, “we’ve never been more connected as a culture, and we’ve never felt more alone. Churches must prioritize community. Real community.”

Relationships are the glue that holds a church together. And at Awakening Church, our methods of ministry flow solely from engaging our city and the relationships that form. 

  • Please pray for our new City Groups and group leaders as they live out the great commission.
  • Pray for new relationships, gospel conversations, and ongoing disciple making.

We are rejoicing in God’s faithfulness in working though our mission team in India. Thank you for joining our team by your praying for God to work through us. May God continue to bless our partners as they give their lives each day to serving Jesus in India.

  • The orphan camp had 86 children in attendance and we saw 16 of them give their lives to Jesus.
  • The pastor training was an encouraging time as we poured into 65 pastors from the region.
  • During our Sunday worship gathering, 17 gave their lives to Jesus!

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It’s with great excitement to introduce our new church partner, Chinese Baptist Church, Seattle. We thank the Lord, who continues to bring partnering churches along side us to further establish the roots of Awakening Church. Most of our partners are geographically far from us, but CBC is a local church that makes local partnership in city engagement possible. 

  • Please pray for us as we seek ways to unify, pray for, and work together to push back the darkness in the Puget Sound.

 

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About @jonaheasley

I serve as a church planter in Bellevue, WA. We are working to build our core team with plans to launch in the fall of 2018. It's been a blessing to have been surrounded by such great leaders and men of God who have invested in my life from such an early age. Being raised a pastor kid, I have been saturated with the word of God since day one. At the age of 7, God showed me that it was through a relationship with Jesus Christ alone that my life could be made righteous. From the mountain tops to the valleys, God continues to give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to lead and guide those around me. Understanding that I am following the leadership of Christ. My wife and I have a passion and love for people and are privileged to be able to serve people for His Glory. Kathy and I were married on August 2, 2003 in Atlanta, GA. God has blessed us with three amazing children, Evan, Adele, and Elijah.

2 thoughts on “Ready to Launch

  1. Glad you are partnering with other believers in Seattle. My son lives in Olympia. He and his wife say they are atheists which breaks my heart. Please pray that God will place believers in their lives who will boldly share the gift of salvation.

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  2. Jonah,

    It’s fun to watch what God is doing there! I know these groups are a huge next step that will take Awakening Church to a next level.

    Love seeing the pictures of your kids growing as well. They are so amazing.

    Prayers going up for you today.

    Donnie

    Donnie Anthony
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    @jonaheasley posted: ” This month we are launching new City Groups. In a nutshell, City Groups serve as the main growth point of Awakening Church. In its purest form, we define our City Groups as, a safe place where people can encounter God, and find the resources and relatio”

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