Dear Church Family,
One of my deepest desires is for all of us to grow spiritually. That spiritual growth will not take place by accident, we must act, we must respond to the call of Jesus for disciples and the challenge to make disciples.
This is achieved, in part, by reaching out to each other and is best described as Discipleship which leads to Apostleship. Looking closely at the various ministries of our church I believe you will agree with me that ministry to one another is a reality. Let me share a few observations:
•Lubbock Junior Academy is completing five years of Christian education which has been available to grades 1-8. In the upcoming 2014-2015 school year this ministry will expand, to prepare more youth for Heaven’s service, by accommodating students in Kindergarten through 9th grade.
•Health Ministry has tirelessly led in classes to promote better living and has assembled a professional team capable of a full Health Expo. The first one, April 27, will be for our Adventist churches, and within a few months will be presented to the Lubbock Community.
•Sabbath School is coming more alive with an emphasis on Global Missions. Eeach class will take turns leading in the upcoming monthly Corporate Sabbath School programs.
•Children’s Church recently completed a curriculum on “Discipleship”. Their current focus is on “The Armor of God”. They have outgrown the Conference Center with an average attendance of over 50, and have spawned a Children’s Choir!
•Pathfinder Club was organized with the Discipleship to Apostleship purpose in mind. We must provide our children and youth every opportunity to grow into the disciples and apostles that Christ intends them to be. Your time and home will be of great value for the training of our Pathfinders. Please invite them for a time of meditation (praise and prayer). Visits will begin soon. If you want to be sure to share in the blessing of a visit, and there is a time frame in which you will be available, please call the church office where you can leave a message anytime of the day or night.
Sabbath School, April 5, will start at 9:15am. The theme of this monthly corporate Sabbath School program will be “Fellowship” and will feature our Young Adult Class.
The 11:00 o’clock Worship Hour will commence with the baptism of Frank Calkins. God has called Frank. He is also calling each of us, as out of every situation there is a “Path To Restoration”. Join me as we look at the story of David in Ziklag, and how God led him to restoration in spite of his failings. Then plan to stay for an all-church fellowship lunch.
Our April 12, worship hour speaker will be Dr. Maurice Clark, a member of our Board-of- Elders. I trust you will be blessed as he shares the message our Lord has laid on his heart.
“The Tale of Three Trees” presented by our Children’s Choir will be our worship hour blessing on April 19. Plan to be here to share this special Sabbath together.
An all-church “Sunday Morning Brunch” at 10:30, on April 20, promises to be something for everyone. Events planned include a Pathfinder Fundraiser and a Children’s Church Fun Day under the leadership of Archel Burda. This will be an event you will not want to miss.
Sabbath Morning, April 26, we will take an honest look at how we are “Preparing for Home”. Can people tell by watching us that our priority is Heaven? When we look at our own life can we tell? If we aren’t preparing today, will we suddenly start being faithful, (praying, studying, witnessing, tithing, attending prayer meeting) when things get hard?
Sunday, April 27 – 2-5pm don’t miss the HEALTH-EXPO. This free Health Screening will be staffed by medical professionals and promises to direct you to a path of better health.
I hope this letter finds you blessed and in health. Please pray for me as I pray for you!
God’s richest blessings,
Pastor Jeremy McCombs
PS: Your charitable contributions support our ministry and are deeply appreciated. For your convenience, there is an online avenue to give to our ministries at:https://www.lubbockadventist.org