Monday Memo - October 13
None of us have ever lived in "extreme poverty." Perhaps there is an exception or two. Most of us cannot even imagine what it must be like. The Compassion Experience is coming to GFC this weekend - Friday through Monday. This set up (see photos) is designed to help us get up close and personal with extreme poverty. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this experience, and slots are limited. Click here to sign up soon.
Do you work to live or live to work?
The above question is one that focused our attention as we began our new series on Sunday and Monday entitled Work: What's God Got to Do with It? By the way, about 210 people found their way to the auditorium last night, and about 30 children were a part of Grace Kids! It was a great start to our third service on Monday nights at 6:30.
Have you heard about next week? How about coming to your service of choice dressed in something that indicates what you do during the week? Wear a uniform, a logo, overalls, carry something with you (perhaps a backpack or a computer) that gives a strong hint... let's get creative! This is what we spend most of our waking hours doing... and it will be a great "vision moment" to see all the ways we live out the image of God within us!
We have discovered a great app that provides daily pointed and powerful devotional thoughts and prayers regarding our daily work. Go to bible.com and download the YouVersion app (or from your phone's app store). Once you've downloaded the app, find the plan "Monday Matters" under the category of work. This could be a good companion over the next several weeks.
And hey, one more thing. If you are a parent of kids 18 and under, checkout the milestone equipping events that are coming soon. The First Steps event is required for the parent child dedication coming in late November. We can all use wisdom and encouragement as we engage this challenging calling. And... there's one called Preparing for Adolescence!
Thanks for being you, for having open and humble hearts.
Grace and peace,
Posted on Tue, October 13, 2015
by Tom Oyler