TAKE A MOMENT & READ THE LATEST UPDATE FROM JOSH BLACKMUN (our Coatesville Campus Pastor) IN REGARD TO OUR NEW SITE LAUNCHING OCTOBER 7, 2012! FIND OUT HOW TO STAY IN THE LOOP & HOW TO GET INVOLVED! Did you read our summer newsletter? I give a full update in their as well... you can read it here (click here)!
I hope you are doing well. The time is flying by as we approach the launch of the next Freedom Life Location – Coatesville!
Can I encourage you? We are on to something here and I can tell you the Devil wants to see us fail. I am not one to see the Devil around every corner, but I am telling you there is a spiritual battle going on right now! I have seen it in my own family, and in the lives of others in the church. If you find yourself or your family under any particular hardship right now, do not be dismayed, do not be persuaded, and do not lose hope. Stand on the word:
PSALM 31:7 - I am overcome with joy because of your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.
ROMANS 15:13 - So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The bible tells us that God is for us not against us, and no weapon formed against us will prosper. We WILL launch a new location in Coatesville and we WILL bring the Freedom and Life that only GOD can offer to people desperate and longing for something genuine. Make this your confession:
2 SAMUEL 8:6 – I have victory wherever I go.
Make no mistake, we are on the right path! With that said, pray without ceasing, stay in the word daily, and guard your hearts against the enemy who would seek to destroy us from within. Be sure to let me know what we can be praying for you about!
Here is a look at what lies ahead for the Coatesville site:
- I am meeting with Pastor Chad this week to place the order for the bulk of our sound, lighting and video equipment.
- Keith Kerstetter is busy at work on our new signage for the new location, including a wrap for that rolling billboard we bought (the box truck!).
- We received the rental contract / agreement from Coatesville Area School District (CASD) and are finalizing a the contract.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE:
We have real needs as we launch this site and there are three ways you can serve to make an eternal kingdom impact:
- Time – help us recruit, come along side and join us. We cannot do it without you!
- Talent – serve at Freedom Life! We have many ministry opportunities where YOU can make a difference. Worship Team, Children’s Team, Café, Ushers, Security, Greeters, Tech, Creative, Transportation, Welcome table, Next Steps Table. If you have not already made a commitment would you consider serving twice a month in one of these capacities at our current or new location? The bible says in James Chapter 2 that faith without works is dead...it is your hands, your feet, your voice that communicate the gospel here on the earth. We cannot do it without you!
- Treasure – we have an opportunity to change lives forever and we cannot do it if we are not funded. We are still raising money as part of our Decade of Destiny campaign, part of which includes $100,000 for the Coatesville location. Would you consider being part of what God is doing and support the expansion of Freedom Life into Coatesville? We cannot do it without you!
VISION MEETING (aka fiesta):
August 19th @ 6:30pm in the Gym @ Freedom Life. I will be bringing the legendary beef brisket and pulled pork from Something Grilled in Honey Brook. We are looking for side dishes, nachos, deserts, and drinks from those who can provide. If you cannot bring something no problem, if you can please let me know what you are bringing. And yes, Nachos is it’s own category!
This is a key meeting, and is our last vision meeting as a group before we go to our preview services. Please be there and please think of someone within the church or your community who who be blessed to be part of Freedom Life’s Coatesville campus and bring them along!
August 24th @ 6:30 p.m is our next Leadership Summit at Freedom Life Main Campus! If you volunteer in any way within the church you are a leader!! Please plan on attending this important meeting. (Dinner and Childcare are provided). As we move forward our leadership summits will be combined at the main campus, as will our First Wednesday Services.
I will be sending out updates every Tuesday so stay tuned for more information. If you have any questions in the interim reach out to me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/joshblackmun or via email here.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT!
Campus Pastor, Freedom Life