There is nothing quite like the way that our campus comes to life with the opening of schools and the gearing up for fall worship services. It is always fun to be part of a ministry that is filled with young people, both Academy and College, who can become influencers for Christ.
In addition, the new Connection Plaza opened to the community this week and the response has been awesome. Many parents from our surrounding neighborhoods have found out about the indoor playground, and are thrilled to have a safe, fun and cool place to bring their kids to play. Another draw is the coffee shop; it is the best place to get coffee on the Westside! Many people already have shown up to grab a cup of coffee and let us know that they would be regulars! It excites me to think about all the people we will be able to connect with through the use of this building.
Our back-to-school teaching series, Finding Happiness, launched this week. This practical study through the teaching of Jesus, from the Sermon on the Mount,will help us to discover the kind of life where we are flourishing inwardly and outwardly. Join with me to invite those you meet to experience what God is doing on one of our campuses or in one of our services.
What God is doing is the result of what you have done in praying and giving to make ministry possible. I believe that we are making a difference in our community and that we are the key to helping people find and follow Jesus.