Jesus is really blessing and providing for this new church!
This past Tuesday, 15 of us gathered for our second prayer and interest meeting. Several new people came for the first time as we continued to get to know one another, have a meal together and pray! It was really encouraging to see a variety of people building relationships and talking together throughout the evening. Before we prayed together I shared briefly on one of our core values: being a community where it is safe to talk about and work through anything. We talked about what this means in three ways.
Being a community where it is safe to have questions and doubts.
Being a community where it is safe to grieve and lament.
Being a community where it is safe to not be a Christian.
Below you can listen to a podcast or read the blog post that goes more in depth on this.
Because we desire to be a church that is truly centered on Jesus we want to allow for safe spaces for people to be in process and work through difficulty. At the same time, we believe and trust that Jesus meets us in these hard, messy and uncertain places and offers us beautiful truth and hope that leads to Him.
As we continue to pray and meet together for Jesus Center Church, we will begin meeting weekly.
Meetings will now happen each Wednesday (starting August 16) at 6 pm in our home in Seaside. We also have plans to meet in local parks as well to begin being more present in the community. Either way, anyone is invited to join and learn more about what we are hoping to see happen through this new church plant. Email me if you are interested in coming. We’d love to have you!
Again, thank you so much for praying for us. I firmly believe that Jesus is working not just in our own lives but in the lives of many others who are partnering with us to start this new church. If you can, here are a few ways you can specifically pray for us.
Kid’s and Worship Ministry: Pray for the right people to lead and serve in these areas.
Sunday Morning Facility: Our most promising lead for a Sunday gathering space is the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Seaside. We are waiting to hear if their board will approve us for using their space. Also, pray that we can have a good financial deal with them.
In the meantime, follow us on social media and check out the blog and podcast.
Thanks again for your prayers and support.