Driven to Reach People – October 2015

As a church, we are driven to reach people, locally and globally.  Below are updates on how we are pursuing that vision as a church, and how you can be involved!

Read stories of how God is at work both locally and globally through Crosspointers and missionaries that we support.

September 2015, began a new budget year, and with it, we increased our missions giving from 15% to 16% of our weekly offerings!  We’re thrilled at how God is providing, and how we are able to send more dollars outside our four walls.  So with that change, we were able to increase our giving to the local ministry of Heart House/Heartline, as well as, continue our support of our existing missionaries.

Mexico Missions Trip.  The deadline to sign up for this trip has been extended to October 30. If you have interest in going or questions, please contact Dave ( or Brad and Erika Leman.  Read testimonies from those who went on our last trip.  Don’t miss this opportunity!

Brad and Erika Leman, and their family are in the process of raising support in preparation for serving with Isaiah 55 Ministries full time.  You can read more about their story here, As a church, we are excited to begin our monthly support of them in March 2016.  In our service on Sunday, October 18, they will be sharing more about how you can begin to partner with them through prayer and/or financial giving.  Also following the service, you will have the opportunity to talk with them more about specific questions you have, as well as, find out more about the missions trip in 2016.

Crosspointer, Jon Watts is serving with Juvenile Justice Ministry in Peoria.  We’ve been supporting him since May 2015, and on November 7, there is an opportunity to see first-hand the work Jon is involved in.  The event is calledSee the Story, and you can contact Jon to get signed up.

Our annual Operation Christmas Child project is in full swing!  Drop off your donations to the collection bin on Sundays so that SonChasers kids can pack them into boxes in November. All items must be NEW…dolls, toys, craft kits (for older girls), mini tool kits (for older boys), socks, Ivory bar soap, washcloths, accessories, school supplies, hygiene items. No liquids or war-related items.

Check out some recent newsletters from a few of our missionaries and organizations that we support:

Bill Allison
Heartline/Heart House
Isaiah 55 Ministries