Strong Family Newsletter

JOYFULLY WORKING TO FULFILL OUR COMMISSION TO START A DISCIPLE-MAKING MOVEMENT THAT RESULTS IN A CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENT
Picture: Our new worship team at practice after worship service.
FINALLY! A NORMAL MONTH!
But what exactly is a “normal” month in ministry, right?Unlike the previous few months, May was relatively quiet again. We focused on doing what we had been doing before. We have people taking our membership class. We have two couples planning for marriage and in pre-marital counseling at the church. We have a new worship band forming and taking shape. We have our regular rhythms of worship and prayer. We are also preparing to launch our class 201, which has now been recorded. Where the church is involved, it has been a pretty normal month.
PERSONAL CHALLENGES
In the last few months, we have had some surprises where finances are involved. We are prayerfully working through those. The hardest is in regard to our kids school. Our tuition expenses have more than doubled. To combat this, Laura took a job with another church leading Sunday School. The older girls are helping her. We still need more than triple this monthly amount to afford school, but it’s a start.
LOOKING FORWARD
We have some big plans for the summer and I am asking the Lord to send some teams out to help us accomplish them.SURVEY THE NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND THE CHURCH EXTREME TOUR OUTREACH EVENT TARGETED FOOD OUTREACH PROGRAM The summer is one of the only times we have to connect with lots of neighbors without having some sort of relationship or introduction. Winters are long here and most people don’t answer the door at that time. But summer is much different. We want to maximize each summer to get as much reach as possible. Will you pray about coming out to help us with one of our summer outreach program events?We could use teams all summer for surveys and feeding neighbors and specific targeted groups. The Extreme Tour is set for August 3rd and 4th. We need help a few weeks ahead of time taking flyers to our neighbors. The concert itself can use lots of help with cooking, serving, greeting, and setup and cleanup. Please pray about joining us this summer and making an eternal impact.
Picture: Some of the church working through a S.O.A.P. study together.
MY ASK: PARTNER WITH US
God has given us a unique ministry.
We serve in a hard part of a hard city.
Overcoming the challenges of poverty, broken homes, incarceration, mental illness, physical illness, and violent crime keeps some groups and individuals from coming to join us to serve here.
I get that.
But it doesn’t have to keep us from reaching the people of North Minneapolis together.
Thanks for considering partnering with us.
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