What a year! I can't believe it’s coming to an end. There are lots of things to thank God for and plenty to ask Him to accomplish for His own glory. Thanks for your ongoing support and prayers; here are some things to bring to the Father!
Chris (on behalf of CoastEC).
1. LIFE COURSE (6 - 27 Nov)
We are in the middle of a LIFE course at the moment, and over the last 2 weeks we've had 50 people come along, 15 of whom are guests just checking out Jesus and LIFE with him. Please ask God to reveal Himself to them, and to help us take them through their first steps of following Jesus. Thank God for Jan who invited 8 people along. She is sad that none of them have come along. Ask God to encourage her.
2. WEEKEND AWAY (15 - 17 Nov)
We are heading to Camp Elim for the weekend. Pray for Tim Baldwin (a pastor from EV Church on the Central Coast) as he preaches from the bible on the topic of Discerning God’s will for our life. Please ask that we would be equipped to make wise and godly decisions.
3. EIGHT NEW LEADERS TRAINED!
Thanks God for Dev (our other pastor) who has just finished training 8 new Home Group Leaders. We are excited about the possibility of starting some new groups and multiplying existing groups next year. Ask God to keep raising up more leaders and equipping them for the task of shepherding His people.
4. MUMS & BUBS GROUP
Thank God for this new home group that just kicked off. Pray for AJ as she leads it, and for many of the mums to be bold at inviting their friends and other people from the community. Thank God for the new people who have joined. Ask that they would grow in their knowledge of God and love for Him.
5. MULTIPLY CONFERENCE (2 - 4 Dec)
Pray for Chris and the staff of CoastEC as they attend the Geneva Push annual conference. Ask for this to be an encouraging and equipping time. Chris will be involved in assessing potential church planters and running a seminar to help new planters, so please ask for wisdom.
6. FOUNDATIONS COURSE STARTING (Feb 2014)
We are planning to launch a new course early next year for people who are just starting to follow Jesus, or who are making a spiritual comeback. We want to help ground them in the faith, and lay solid foundations for a life of serving Christ. Ask for wisdom as Chris writes the material.
7. Coming Up…
• BBQ for new people to church to meet staff and hear more about CoastEC (25 Nov)
• Home Group Leaders meeting (9 Dec)
• Solid Rock Youth Mission (2-11 Jan)