It's mid April, the Masters has wrapped up, the Braves are in full swing and it'll be Thanksgiving before we know it. Time is flying but in a way, standing still. Praying we all make the most of the time God has given to us, redeeming it for His glory.
I'm praying you've all heard the news shared this past Sunday and again yesterday afternoon, regarding a possible ministry move for us as a family/ministry. As I mentioned, this is a very difficult decision but one we are confident the Lord will continue to give grace and wisdom towards. There is not enough space here for me to fully communicate the work God has been doing in my life to prepare me for this moment, speaking of the last 3-5 years. But until recently the work being done was not clear. But now uncertainty has been replaced with clarity. For that I am thankful, even in the midst of the sadness that accompanies leaving. Thankfully, if the Lord continues to lead, we will be close. Same house, same school, same community and because of the cross, the same Kingdom! Please continue to pray for us moving forward. That request will be met with more specifics moving forward. Above all, know our love for you and your kids is HUGE. Words cannot express the appreciation we have for you to trust us and allow us to play a smart part in their lives. We have never taken that for granted. What a responsibility that is! One we cherish, protect and LOVE to do. We have always carried the thinking that the main disciple maker of each child is found in the home. We are here to simply assist you, the disciple maker, in that process. I'll end before I start chapter 2. Know we love you and appreciate your support and prayers. The Lord is faithful.
We kicked off a new series last night entitled THE KING SPEAKS. This is a short walk through the Sermon on the Mount. All year we've been chasing the theme that in Christ we are free'd from sin and free'd to live. How God brings this about is amazing and centers around the idea of a king. It's ultimately HIS KING (Jesus) that God brings about the ability for us to walk, live, and stand in complete freedom. We've chased this thought all year and now we end by hearing from the King himself. Below is the video of this first sermon along with the sermon notes to better follow along.
It's that time of year again, time to start collecting information regarding our graduates. We love this service, a time to honor and recognize the hard work of our graduating students. We need your help in order to pull this off. If you have a student graduating please follow THIS LINK - print out the form - and then give it to Andrew Toney by May 12th. You can also run it by the church one day and hand it off to any of our staff.
One new thing we are doing this year is giving you the opportunity to set up a small table in the foyer to showcase and celebrate your graduate. This will be a simple way for the church to see accomplishments, pictures, awards and honors. This is not a requirement of course, simply another to allow Roopville Road to celebrate their big day and accomplishment.
You will notice a spot on the form to let us know if you plan to set up a table. We will get in touch with you regarding setting that up as the day draw closer.
We look so forward to this opportunity!
Hope everyone is enjoying their spring break week. We had a great time being together last night for the few who stayed in town. Lots of fun, a time in the Word and then some more fun with a new addition to the pre-Rock experience! Also, HAPPY MASTERS WEEK!
Last night we continued working through our RedFlags series. The series is really simple - God has given us good gifts in life but often these gifts can turn into stumbling blocks! So far we have looked at Trends, Talents, Technology and Time. Last night we looked at our Tribes.
Tribes are relationships we have and they come in various formats. There are some relationships we choose and then there are some relationships we do not choose. At the end of the day there is a close group we actually choose to be with. This group is both a gift from God but as mentioned all throughout this series....they also bring Red Flags.
The key in this entire series has been the following questions:
Unfortunately we forgot to turn the sound system to the streaming device on leaving us with no audio. All that to say we have no actual recording to offer. But, we do have the notes we used. We pray you'll look it over and continue the conversation with your own TRIBE!
"FREE" Summer Camp
Last week we sent you a survey to help us as we inch closer to a decision regarding summer camp. We've had 32 responses but would definitely prefer more input. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult decision. We are currently working through the details of how to best use the space we currently have at Laguna Beach as well as any transportation issues that could arise. Below are some things we're faced with as we consider summer camp 2021.
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Last night we continued working through our RedFlags series. The series is really simple - God has given us good gifts in life but often these gifts can turn into stumbling blocks! So far we have looked at Trends, Talents, and Time.
Last night we focused on Technology! We all love our phones, televisions, game systems etc... but so quickly that which was meant for good can be used for evil. Specifically, we look at how tech is a great gift of God. However, it is marred or stained by sin. Thankfully, though, Jesus redeems technology and enables us to use it in a way that glorify God. The way we enjoy God's good gifts best is by ultimately enjoying God more thank anything.
Next week we will end our series checking out what Scripture says about our Tribes.
If you missed out on the talk last night, check out the feed below and the print out!
COMING UP IN THE ROCK...
Hope you know we love you guys dearly and are thankful to serve you and with you!
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