Christ Community Church — Prayer Letter June

by Charlie Lewis

Christ Community Church

Prayer Letter

Greetings from Christ Community!

I want to thank you for your continuing prayers for our Mission.

First, thank you for your prayers about our Easter services.  Our sunrise service was larger again this year and our regular service was well attended too, giving us the opportunity to share the gospel with about 300 people in our area.  A few who attended the sunrise service have visited the church as well and we hope to continue to share God’s love with them in the future.

Our men’s study is still meeting faithfully on Monday mornings and we are delving more deeply into the sermon topics we covered the day before.  I hope that the continuing discussion of the Sunday text is causing our men to ponder the word of God more deeply and to find personal applications to enact in their daily lives.

The Christ Community women are continuing to explore the book of James with the help of Beth Moore.  It requires quite a time commitment and they are taking it very seriously.  During a recent service, one of our study groups presented the first chapter of James that the women had memorized as a sign of their dedication to gleaning all they can from the study of God’s word.

We are moving ahead on several fronts this summer.  We are initiating a discipleship ministry in the fall so this summer we will focus on training the leaders for those discipleship groups.  These groups will be foundational for maturing our church family and emphasizing the practice of leaving everything at the feet of Jesus.  

Another area of focus this summer is our Children’s and Youth Ministries.  We are in the planning stages of our Backyard Bible Clubs which will be a form of Vacation Bible School that is held in the homes and neighborhoods of church members.  We are pleased that the Bartow ARP church will be providing us with some of their young people to assist us in this undertaking.

We are also starting a new Prayer Partners Initiative in early June.  I am encouraging our people to sign up to be paired with another brother or sister to pray for and with.  I am confident that by lifting our needs to our Savior He will listen and answer while we also build stronger friendship  within our church. 

Prayer Requests

Please pray that God will raise up and develop disciples. This month we start leader and disciple training. In the fall we will engage these leaders in discipling believers to more effectively live for Jesus.

Pray that our church family will take ownership of our upcoming Backyard Bible Clubs in July.  Pray that it will be a blessing for those who participate and a beacon to people in our communities who are searching for hope.

Pray that God will continue to transform our hearts and build members of our church into the leaders we need.

Praises

Praise God for continuing to provide for us a place to worship and a church body growing in faith

Praise Him for our newest Christ Community addition;  little Brielle Greenberg who was born nearly 5 weeks early to her first-time parents Brooke and Michael.

Praise God that Emma finished her treatments for Leukemia and we had a great celebration party

Christ Community Church

1321 Sheridan Bay Drive | Ruskin, FL 33570


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Live in Gwinnett, GA next to Lake Lanier Islands. Married with four children. Pastored three churches over 18 years. Spent time serving as an Army Chaplain. Traveled in ministry to over 34 countries. B.A., M.A., M.Div., M.A.T.S., D.Min. BCC with NSC. Covering Georgia and upstate South Carolina

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