In case you missed our Unity Sunday celebration, here's the follow up to the vision video that was shown in our Destined for Joy Small Groups. We were extraordinarily blessed by the fellowship with each other and with the Holy Spirit that we experienced during this weekend's service. Enjoy and be blessed!
Personal devotionals for the week of Sunday, May 31st through Saturday, June 6th are now available for download. Unity Sunday is just around the corner! We are looking forward to celebrating this special Sunday together as a congregation. If you can, we'd like to invite you to come join us a little early at 3:15pm so an extended time of pre-service worship as we prepare our hearts for what the Lord has for us.
Personal devotionals for the week of Sunday, May 24th through Saturday, May 30th are now available for download. With our May 31st Unity Sunday service just around the corner, we encourage you to share your testimony of how the Lord has been working in your life through this campaign. Whether you've had a major financial breakthrough or God has simply shown you something new through this process, we'd love to hear about it! Send you testimonies, big and small, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal devotionals for the week of Sunday, May 17th through Saturday, May 23rd are now available for download. As we continue to meet in our small groups this month and as we work through these devotionals, we pray that the Lord has been stirring your heart and drawing you closer to Him. If you have a testimony of what God has been doing in your life over the course of the campaign, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email and let us know how that Lord has been at work in your life.
Our Media and Information Team has put together this fact sheet to help clarify the vision of Church of the Apostles. This is an especially helpful resource for our Small Group meetings this month. If this guide sparks any questions for you or your group, please feel free to send us an email and let us know. We value your feedback and hope to find answers to as many of your questions as possible. This is a living document that will evolve over time with new and updated information. A list of edits can be seen below, but this Download link and the link in the Quick Links section will always direct you to the latest version. EDIT May 14, 2015: A reference to a specific building that is no longer under consideration at this time has been removed.
Personal devotionals for week two are now available for download below. These devotionals cover the week of Sunday, May 10th through Saturday, May 16th. We've also updated and greatly improved our comments section with a host of new features! Click on "Read More" where you can sign in by proving your name and email, or login using your preferred social media account. Leave a comment with your thoughts from these devotionals and share posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email, and even Pintrest directly from the site. You can also now subscribe to receive updates when new posts are added.
Our incredible video team has produced this short video about our vision to help facilitate discussion in our Destined for Joy small groups meeting during the month of May. Keep an eye out for more videos here on the site and on YouTube.
As we journey together through Destined for Joy: A Campaign for Living our Vision, I look forward to our growing closer to God and closer together as a church body. As a way of doing this, we are providing daily devotionals that will take us through the next 42 days. Each Thursday for the next 6 weeks you will receive a week's worth of devotionals by email. I encourage each of you to incorporate these devotionals into your daily time with God; and for families to set aside time to do these devotionals together. As we each grow individually and as a family, I believe we will also grow as a church. The devotionals for Week 1 can be downloaded below and begin with a letter from Stewardship Enrichment. This letter explains more about the devotionals and how to use them, and it also contains a Table of Contents showing the topics for all 42 days. However each weekly email will have only the next 7 days of devotionals to begin on each Sunday.
On Sunday, April 26, 2016, our Destined for Joy teams will be gathering for dinner and fellowship after the 3:30 service, followed by a meeting and Small Group briefing with our campaign consultant Randy Watts.