Monday, September 3, 2012

September for Tacoma... it's time to pray!

I can't believe it is already September 3rd!  Where does the time go?  By God's grace we had a full, fast-paced and spiritually productive summer.  As a church we intentionally took the month of August slow as we prepared spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially to embark on a month that is wholly dedicated to God by dedicating the month of September to Tacoma.  We don't want this month to be about us or for us.  We want this month to be about Tacoma and for Tacoma.  September for Tacoma. 

If you have followed this blog long you probably remember praying for and reading about our April is Awesome outreach strategy.  Long story short we spent the month of April initiating and facilitating relational opportunities with the people in our city for the purpose of sharing the gospel and connecting people to Intentional Community.  Although not perfectly, it worked.  The love of God was shown, the gospel of Jesus was shared, lives changed and the church grew.  All praise to Jesus.  As a result, we decided to do something similar again with the hopes of seeing God gain even more glory and more people coming to know Jesus.

Well, September for Tacoma officially began this past Wednesday as our mailers began hitting people's mailboxes inviting them to our first weekend of events.  It continued this labor day weekend as all of our Intentional Communities hosted or will host intentional bbq's in their neighborhoods to invite people to our kick-off September for Tacoma events.  So now's the time for you to pray.  Below is a list of events that will be happening and again we'd ask that you pray for three specific things.  Pray for people to feel the love of God.  Pray for people to hear verbally the gospel that is available to them and then respond.  And pray for God to get a ton of glory!  Thanks so much and we will keep you posted.

September for Tacoma
9/8-- Community Block Party with Illusionist- Drew Worsham
9/9-- Pancake brunch/Seahawks watch party/Evening worship & baptisms
9/15-- Community Movie, 4pm & 8pm
9/22-- Community Ice Cream & Game night

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