Great Expectations

great-expectationsThe famous missionary to India, William Carey once said, “Expect great things; attempt great things.” This weekend, at VALLEY Christian Church, we will kick-off our “What On Earth Am I Here For” campaign and we’re pulling out all the stops to reach as many people as possible with this important message. After “casting the net” on Easter, we now shift into a strong discipleship emphasis each year with our Spring campaign.

Traditionally, Easter Sunday is always the biggest attendance Sunday for churches. Last Easter was our highest attendance in the history of our church (up until that time), our kick-off to our campaign the week after Easter was attended by only 10 less people than Easter. We are praying, expecting and anticipating history to repeat itself again this year, and this past Sunday’s Easter attendance was up 34% over last year!

Tomorrow, will conclude 40 Days of Prayer in our church family that over 100+ people have been daily participating in. It was John Wesley who said, “God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.” We believe our prayer initiative is more important that the advertizing, utilizing social media or even encouraging those who attend VALLEY to invite friends. Everything we do for Him must be immersed in prayer.

So, as we expect great things and attempt great thing for Him, I’m asking you to join me in praying this weekend for the kick-off of this huge endeavor. Those of you who regularly attend VALLEY, I’d also like to ask you to invite an unchurched friend or family member to join us on Sunday. If you don’t have a church home, then you’re invited to be our guest this Sunday at 8:30, 10:15 or 12:00 at VALLEY Christian Church. There’s nothing in the world as exciting as serving Jesus Christ and watching Him change and transform lives! Join me in this exciting adventure!

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