Happy August to all of you! We had a great time together yesterday sharing a meal and giving testimonies of what God has been doing over the last several months. Both kids and adults shared wonderful stories of God’s faithfulness in their lives. Please feel free to respond to this email and write in any stories of thanks that have happened over the last weeks in your life.
I am excited that we are starting a new series next week we are calling “Together”. We will be looking at several topics in Scripture, showing that interdependence is essential. We hear lots of talk about independence, dependence, even co-dependence in our culture but we want to reflect on the theme of mutuality that is rooted in our Trinity God and flows out to every part of life. As a church we practice an interdependent model of leadership, share preaching, and we truly want to give all an opportunity to “play” in God’s Kingdom. The topics we will be going through are here:
- Together in the Trinity
- Together in the Church
- Together in Relationships
- Together in the Family
- Together in Community
- Together in Diversity in Mission
- Together in Justice and Compassion
- Together in Discipleship
Also, we had amazing conversations and personal breakthroughs in our lives during our Faith series over the last few months. Please share any stories, take-aways, even songs or works of art that God has placed in you through the faith series. We would love to be able to keep these as a hallmark of remembrance of what God has done. I am so thankful for what God has done and we will keep faithfully walking towards Christ! I kick off my first semester of teaching this week so please be praying for my students as they answer God’s call to ministry over their lives. Never hesitate to call, text, or email as I am here and love hearing from you! Peace to you all.
John D. Trotter
Senior Pastor, Liberty Vineyard Church