My family and I were on a bucket list trip last week. We flew back to Texas through the night Saturday night and landed at 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning. I was blessed to hear Tim Ketchersid’s message in person at the FB Campus, and also had the opportunity to hear Ryan Rainey’s message at the VR Campus online later. Believe it or not, preachers need to hear the gospel as much as anybody! I’m so thankful for Ryan and Tim and the messages they brought in our “Crash and Burn” series. I’m excited to be back in the saddle with you this weekend with the final installment in our series!
GO WEEKEND AND SACK SUMMER HUNGER
I’m also particularly mindful and thankful for what’s been happening in the last several days around our campuses. From Go Weekend to Sack Summer Hunger, so many of you have been engaged in serving children and adults in difficult situations in the communities around our campuses. Gratitude is also in order for the great administration and planning that volunteers do in the months
leading up to these events which help to facilitate them!
This past Sunday, our worship bands had adults playing in them who grew up in our Kids Branch and student ministries. And from Go Weekend to Sack Summer Hunger, there were other young adults who grew up at The Branch engaged in service to others. God has worked in a variety of ways to shape their lives, and I believe one of those ways is through Kids Branch and our student ministry through the years.
Branch Camp has proven to be an important week in the life of our middle school and high school students through the years. Registration is still open for a few more days, and scholarships are available!
This week, All-Star Week is happening for kids in our church and from the surrounding community. The gospel is being shared, kids are learning how deeply God loves them, and they are making new friends along the way. Here are short video summaries of the first couple of days of All-Star Week. Check them out! Monday and
REGARDING WHAT’S HAPPENING ON OUR BORDER
There’s a lot happening in our world right now with no shortage of attention regarding the plight of children on our border, and justifiably so. Now is not the time to close our eyes or our hearts to those suffering, as well as those attempting to find a better resolution.
“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
The three go together, and I don’t think the first two are possible without the last one.
See You Thursday or Sunday!
Grace and Peace,