Members and Friends of Lake Gibson Nazarene Church,

Summer is more than half completed, school is back in session, and September is just around the corner. We are preparing for a great season of outreach this Fall and praying for God to show us every way possible to reach lost children, teens, and adults all around us.

As ‘The Corporate Church,’ WE – as a Group of Christ-Ins - will endeavor to do that through our Children’s Ministry Team and reaching out to the families of the 165 children in our Pre-School and Daycare. Our Youth and Leaders are planning ways to engage the unchurched families of our teenagers and to offer exciting ministries and fun events to which they can invite their friends. Our Adult Department Leaders are praying about spe- cial plans to mobilize our congregation to reach out to the lost and unchurched of our com- munity with the Gospel. Our Celebration and Connection leaders are asking God to anoint our services so God can use them to be times of inspiration and evangelism.

As ‘The Individual Church,’ I am asking YOU – as a Christ-In – to pray and ask God to use you to love those around you and witness His Love to them. With whom are you shar- ing Jesus? Ask God to show you and to open doors of opportunity – then, be willing to walk through those open doors and LOVE!

Pastoral Search Process – Many people expressed their feelings at our Town Hall Meeting with the Church Board last Sunday night. The main focus of most of the discussion was that we all need to TRUST God’s Direction. Pray as the Board will be meeting this week to determine our next steps. Let’s all pull together in Unity. Christ-Ins have ONE Goal à Seeking and doing God’s Will. We are His Church and He IS in control!

Sunday Night, 6 PM – A great time of worship in singing and studying God’s Word. We continue our Bible study in Hebrews 9 & 10. 

Jerome Hancock
Interim Pastor
Lake Gibson Nazarene, Lakeland, Fla. 

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