Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
We Hear, We See, We Care, We Act...
It has been over 8 months since we launched Catalyst, our High School ministry. One amazing thing we've seen happen is that a lot of students who have no connection with any church are starting to show up. But we've also found two hurdles for our own
So what's the action, you ask? We're moving Catalyst. Here's how a typical Sunday will be in student ministry.
- 9-10:15am - First Adult Service
(Jr. High is encouraged to serve)
- 10:45am-12pm - Second Adult Service / Turnpike
(High Schoolers are encouraged to serve)
- 12:15pm-1pm - Lunch is served
(For Students and Student Ministry Volunteers - in
Cafe New Harvest)
- 1pm-2:30pm - Catalyst
We're moving Catalyst and we're providing a "lunch and fellowship" time between Turnpike and Catalyst. We're hoping this time will attract new students, becuase they like free food, and create a greater sense of community within Student Ministry.
We are looking for some families to step up and adopt a lunch once a month. If you'd like to support Student Ministries in this way, please email Greg Zuffelato about that service opportunity.
The first Sunday for our new Catalyst time will be September 14.
Micah J. Foster
Director of Student Ministries
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Jason, my brother
Angie, my sister-in-law
Jason had a nice HD camera that he brought and shot some footage of our activities. They live in Vancouver, WA and we hadn't seen them in just over a year. It was great to hang out and see the boys in the water swimming around. (They don't have many pools in Washington, nor do they have a need for them.) Here's a taste of the weekend...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thanks for visiting guys! We love you and we hope to come up to visit around the holidays sometime. I'll post a small video later.
Monday, August 18, 2008
AMPLIFY - to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge, extend.
We want to AMPLIFY the name of Jesus Christ to the students in Fresno/Clovis, Ca. Go here for more details.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Watch the vision on this video. Go here for details.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
FYI: Thanks to @stacyws, New Harvest Church now has a Twitter account. (@newharvest)
Monday, August 11, 2008
I takes a willing heart and a passion for Jesus. Can you say, like Isaiah, "Here I am. Send me?" (Isaiah 6:8)
If so, I'd like to encourage you to do 4 things:
1. Attend Sunday Worship Services
2. Get connected into a small group
3. Be a part of Strategic Service opportunities
4. Make giving a prioirity
If you haven't started to volunteer (challenge #3) I'd like you to consider the adults who made the biggest impact on your life as an adolescent?
Was it a coach?
A youth leader?
A guidance counselor?
A club sponsor?
I bet that person was there for you in a difficult time, or several. I bet that person was willing to help you when you needed it. You have the opportunity to be that person now. You can make a difference.
Just Say, "Here I am. Send me."
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
"All I have to do is get the right people around the table." - Bill Hybels
"Leaders call fouls." - Bill Hybels
"We (the church) are God's plan for justice." - Gary Haugen
"Are Jesus and I truly interested in the same things?" - Gary Haugen
"God will not leave us with all things petty." - Gary Haugen
"Follow your compass and not your clock." - Bill George
"If you do too many things, you'll end up killing the organization." - Wendy Kopp
"How many sexually active-drunk-athiests do you have in your church?" - John Burke
"What are your potential barriers to grace?" - John Burke
"If you can't love across race, you can't lead." - Efrem Smith
"We had nothing, but we had IT." - Greg Groeschel
3 of the Qualities most often present when a church has IT:
1. Laser Focus
2. They see opportunities where others see obstacles.
3. They are willing to fail
"Failure is not an option, it's a necessity." - Greg Groeschel
"In order to reach people that nobody else is reaching, we have to do things that nobody else is doing." - Greg Groeschel
"We don't impose (our faith), we propose." - Chuck Colson
"God doesn't really need me, he just needs me to get out of the way." - Catherine Rohr
"I was willing to risk everything." - Catherine Rohr
"See what's good in people and pull it out." - Brad Anderson
"I believe in divine taps on the shoulder."- Bill Hybels
"Embrace calling without delay." - Bill Hybels
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Here's a little video of the Ammunition Conference which was a youth conference within Spirit West Coast. Check it out!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Connor was in a diving accident at Hume Lake Christian Camp earlier this summer and has been in Fresno at Community Regional Medical Center.
Last night at Re:action, our college ministry, I was asking our guys for prayer requests and one of our newest guys, DJ McKay, asked for prayers for his friend Connor. He then talked about how Connor used to lead worship and play drums and that eventhough Connor is now paralyzed and still in ICU, the first thing he wants to do when he gets out is go back to Hume Lake and talk to those kids about Jesus. He's not depressed. He's not mad. He just wants to worship God and give him praise. Connor sounds like an awesome guy. We prayed for him last night and I'm asking you to pray for him.
You can check out the entire story and get regular updates at www.connorwatch.org. The family needs financial and prayer support. Help them out if you can.
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Monday, August 04, 2008
“Is Louie Starting a Church?”