Its almost Christmas 2022, and the church got together for our Night of Thanks. We played games, ate, and celebrated the goodness of God among us. Here are a few of our pictures.
Everyone deserves a good New Testament church. Churches exist as an onramp for people to connect to God. If churches get in the way of that basic mission, something is terribly wrong. Let's work on creating an atmosphere where people can easily discern their best avenue for hearing from God and then exploring God's plan for the truest version of themselves. This is, the life God intended all along.
Romans 10:9-10, 13 "that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess and are saved... For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
6 month leader development for anyone who wishes to participate.
We want to train the next group of Wazeecha’s leaders by working together on Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth, and Relational Growth.
Once a Month on a Sunday Night Sometime in November for 1 1/2 hours, (locations to be determined)
Session 1— Introduction, where we are going. Three Callings: Follow me and I will make you, fishers of men. Mt 4:19
Session 2— Guided discussion of Spirit of the Disciplines and Spiritual Growth. What can look like spiritual growth but is not. What does maturity look like in the believer?
Session 3— Biblical look at Elders and leaders in the New Testament and how they functioned.
Session 4— Guided discussion of the book Canoeing the Mountains with focus on the changes in culture, church culture, and the future work of the church.
Session 5— A look at personality types in the Bible and their impacts on relationships. Why it is important to understand yourself. How to give yourself and others grace.
Session 6— Guided discussion of The Road Back to You with focus on how we show up in life, work, families, and our church.
Participants will be able to
· Purchase, Read, and Discuss three books:
· Do the assigned homework (Scripture, Articles or Book Reading, and Questions) related to upcoming sessions
· Commit to pray for each other and the church every day.
Do you have some things you need to have hauled away? Let Church at Wazeecha help.
September 18th you can arrange for our volunteers to come collect approved items.
This is a service we wanted to give to our local community to know you and possibly create a valuable relationship to you.
**We can't take really large items like cars, boats, appliances (Washing Machines, Dryers, Refrigerators, microwaves) or Computers and monitors. They have to be distributed in other ways
Church at Wazeecha is privileged to be able to ordain Kevin James Armour to the Gospel ministry. It is the first ordination conducted by the church. Kevin will be a church planter 2021 and we are so glad to be part of his ministry start. We will ordain Kevin on July 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
Kevin writes: I was not raised in a church-going Christian home and it was not until I was a teenager that I started to regularly attend where I would begin hearing the Gospel preached. There was one Sunday I distinctly remember sitting in the chair listening to the sermon and thinking to myself, “There are two things I never would want to do: be a pastor or a missionary.” In a sense of divine irony, God has called me to both.
My faith in Christ flourished in college by connecting to a campus ministry, having godly friends disciple me, and participating in ministry opportunities such as teaching Bible study sessions. For Spring Break in 2013, I went to India for my very first mission trip to help a team train local church planters and pastors. At the time I was wrestling with my career and life trajectory, planning on graduate school for occupational therapy. There, in India, God gave the clear calling to ministry, confirmed by team members, and would be affirmed again and again with preaching opportunities throughout the local association of churches. Returning to the United States, I ended an engagement as we recognized God’s calling on our lives was to different places and understanding His purposes are greater.
While preaching at various churches throughout northeastern Missouri, I met Whitney and we discussed at length God’s calling on my life and her own. We married in July of 2014 and shortly after I was invited to preach at a church for several weeks at a time and begin pastoral candidacy. They would call me as pastor in November. A year later as I anticipated graduating from college, God opened the doors to explore church planting through an internship in Wisconsin with Church at Wazeecha. A few years prior, I had the opportunity to attend a church planting conference and a seed was planted unbeknownst to me.
Pastoring and missionary work coalesce in church planting. The last several years in Wisconsin Rapids has confirmed the resolve to see a new church on the West side of our city and reach people with the same Gospel that transformed my own life.
"...I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy." 2 Tim 1:4 I look forward to seeing everyone soon. Soon means, we are still abiding by Order 1 by Portage County. That document lays out a limitation of less than 50 people to the degree you can abide by the social distancing, cleaning, and other protocols we have committed ourselves to as a church already. See our current discussion here. I am unsure, but expect that they are also cooperating with the state Badger Bounceback measures they are looking for before going from Phase 1 to Phase 2.
Meanwhile, participate as you can with technology. If you are unable, I believe there are people wanting to talk about meeting up at the church in a small group. If you are not already in a Zoom group, would you like to participate in that new class?
You are being prayed for regularly.
With much love,