Next Step Sunday
Taking the Next Step | Sunday, August 18, 10:00 am
Lunch following Worship at 11:30 am | Food Sign Up Here!
Next Step Sunday (this year, August 18!) is our annual invitation to push back against “busy” and pursue intentional growth as Jesus’ followers. In his letter called Ephesians Paul teaches us that pursuing growth is an individual and whole-church effort: “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:15-16)”
In the weeks leading up to Next Step Sunday we’re highlighting a few great opportunities for growth – partnering with our English Language Learners ministry, joining a Journey men’s discipleship group or committing to complete the Partnership class and become a member at NPC to name a few. More opportunities are identified throughout this website and in our bulletin. Our prayer is that we’ll each identify one or two very specific opportunities to grow this year. When we come to Next Step Sunday on August 18, we’ll have a chance to record our commitment on a card and prayerfully present it in our worship service.
Our prayer is that the commitments we make in the Fall of 2019 will prepare us to grow as gatherers: helping friends and neighbors hear about Jesus, and goers: taking the gospel message into the world where we live, work and play. The result – that our church will be further built up in love!
I look forward to growing alongside of you this year!
- Dave Schutter
To help make Next Step Sunday a success, consider bringing something to share. You can also help out with set up and clean up. Sign up here.