May 6, 2010

Mid-Week Check In

Haven't posted as much lately. Looks like Sixth Street has hit that Spring Fever - Lots going on, families travelling on the weekends more, etc. Attendance has been down, but other things have been going well.
  • We had an awesome children's choir program two weeks ago. The kids did a great job. The drama was actually written by some of the kids. Awesome! My oldest Nathan sang his first church solo which I posted a few weeks ago. Thanks to Carrie Keel and her team for a great year.
  • We finished our "Unveiling Easter" series this past week looking at the two thieves on the cross. Two men in the same situation that ended up with different destinations. Powerful stuff.
  • This Sunday is Mother's Day. I know church will be packed with some new guests. Make sure to do something special for your mom this week.
  • Be in prayer for me as I prepare to preach in the local City-Wide Evangelistic Services on Wednesday, May 19. Pray for my personal preparation as well as for an outpouring of the Spirit on our town. I have sensed a great deal of spiritual apathy and lethargy lately. I sense lots of people going through the religious motions, but no real, genuine sense of dependence upon God.
  • Sixth Street is proud to welcome the newest member of the staff, Amy Young. Amy will be working to strengthen our children's ministry and do some work around the office. She is a hard worker and has hit the ground running to get our VBS and Summer Camp ready.
  • Speaking of Summer Camp, please sign up your kids grades 3-6 for Student Life Kids Camp on June 28-July 1 at Shocco Springs. Sign your students (grades 6-12) for Student Life at the Beach on July 5-9. Both of these will be great opportunities for your kids to learn more about the gospel and the Lord Jesus. It will be the best investment you will make in your kids all year.
  • Pray for our Southern Baptist Convention and our leaders of the Great Commission Resurgence. This is an important time for our convention to decide if we are going to be tied to the past and continue to watch our denomination and churches lose ground or look to the future and be challenged to see us make a difference in church planting and unreached people groups. I will be attending the convention in Orlando myself this summer. Pray for all of us that we will prayerfully, humbly, and repentantly seek the Lord on this decision.
  • Be at church next Sunday, May 16th to hear Dr. Rick Lance, director of the Alabama State Board of Missions. He is an anointed preacher and leader. I have had the honor of knowing him for several years and am thrilled to give him a chance to speak to us.