I hope you’re all well. Here’s a taste of what’s going on at CoastEC at the moment and some things we’d love you to pray about. Thanks for all your kind support!
Chris (on behalf of CoastEC).
1. LIFE COURSES
We’re about to run 2 more LIFE courses to help more people check out LIFE according to Jesus. One of them will be Wednesday nights at the Bean Bat Café in Taree (starting 14th Aug), and the other will be Thursday mornings hosted by our seniors home group in Lou’s lounge room (starting 15th August). Please for our home groups to organise the logistics well; for many people to be invited and attend; for Chris as he speaks; and for many new people to get to know the new life that Jesus offers. Also pray for wisdom as we seek to follow people up and help them take the next step in experiencing new life in Christ.
2. HIGH SCHOOL SCRIPTURE
We are about to start teaching high school scripture on Wednesday mornings for the next few months. Year 8 students at Forster and year 7 students at Tuncurry only get 4 or 5 lessons for per year so please pray we can be ‘clear and to the point’, and that many come to understand who Jesus is and how to respond to him in faith. Thank God for opening the door once again, and for raising up teachers! Ask God to empower Dave, Saima, Ev, Leesh & Suzanne; and to soften the kids hearts to respond to the message
3. NEW HOME GROUPS
We are hoping to start a ‘mums and bubs’ home group in September. Pray for AJ as she steps up to lead this. Please also pray for God to raise up some more leaders for another seniors group in Forster, and a mixed adult group in Taree. Pray for Dev as he kicks off a leadership training program.
We recently had a 40 day bible reading and prayer challenge with over 100 people signed up to do it. Lots of people have said they found it really in terms of learning to read the bible for themselves and growing in their relationship with God. Pray for our people to keep developing the the habit of daily time with God in His Word.
5. COMING UP...
• Ekins family on holidays for a week in August (woohoo!)
• Bonfire Night for the blokes (9 Aug)
• BBQ for new people to church to meet staff and hear more about CoastEC (26 Aug)
• Chris speaking at Maitland Evangelical Church weekend away (23-25 Aug)
• Home Group Leaders meeting (2 Sept)
• Chris & Sharon attending ‘Refresh’ conference with Geneva Push (10-11 Sept)
• Staff attending the FIEC Annual Conference (16-18 Sep)
• Staff planning days (19-20 Sep)
• CoastEC Weekend Away (15-17 Nov)