“Between Two Gardens” is about this life that we’re living between the garden of Eden and Jesus coming back. Why does God allow evil in the world, and what can we do about it? It’s gonna be a GREAT month!!
Find a way to help fix the effects of evil in this world! Sign up to help THRIVE Ministries on June 8 & 9, give to the Zera House, or find another way to give back!
We’re planning a special challenge to be launched June 8 & 9, in honor of our dear late friend, Melissa Bishop, who wanted us to challenge everyone to do something good for someone else, every single day. Don’t miss that weekend!
Love to read over the summer? We’ve got the list for you!
Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, this list has something for you!
AD 30 & AD 33 will help you see Jesus in a whole new way. They are page-turning stories, but the characters interact with Jesus in his culture and time, and they’re just amazing! If you can only pick one or two off this list—pick these!
Soul Keeping is so interesting and life-changing. I find myself thinking about the principles I learned in this book, often. Non-fiction.
The 49th Mystic & Rise of the Mystics are also page-turning fiction by Ted Dekker, but also had me thinking about God from a whole new perspective. Ted Dekker is really good at that, because Blink of an Eye is similar! It taught me some life-changing principles about prayer!
RePresent Jesus & In My Feelings are ones that I have never read, but I love Dharius Daniels as a preacher, and I can’t wait to read these!
Praying with Confidence is by Jeff Leake, who pastors a church in Pittsburgh, and is good friends with Pastor Gerry! I haven’t read this one either, but I’ve recommended it to a few people, and they’ve all said good things!
It’s Not Supposed to be this Way is extremely good, especially when you’re going through something tough.
Happy Reading! - Candace
Pray that we find renewed purpose and calling through our “Between Two Gardens” series.
Pray for our Father’s Day event, that God would bring people who are ready to hear the Gospel, and we’d see a great harvest!
Pray for anointing & vision for our pastors, as they prepare!
BETWEEN TWO GARDENS
May 25 & 16: Candace
June 1 & 2: Jason
June 8 & 9: Candace
June 15 & 16: Jason
Did you know we have resources just for you? Download the “Parent Cue” app in your AppStore or Google Play Store to get weekly memory verses and lessons from FVKids! We also have a “Parents of FVKids” Facebook page so you can stay connected with upcoming events! We believe kids NEED nosey parents who know where their children are spiritually and take an active role in developing them!
Freedom Foundation News: We are still waiting on permits for the water & sewage issues to begin any work for the house across the street. Offering total as of May 13, for the year: $48,424.61.
Running Stats for 2019:
Home Groups Running: 9
New Partners: 13
Average Guest Count on the weekends: 6.2
Average Offering for month of April:
As partners in ministry, you are disciple-makers! We want to empower you and get you all the tools you need.
A great Bible Plan for a brand new believer!
Struggling with how to talk to a friend about baptism? Check out this page!
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right! Get all the info you need to get the job done well! This month, Sticky Church would be a great read, especially if you lead a small group of any kind!
The “Pathway” is all about intentionally making disciples of Jesus Christ! Most people bounce around and take these steps all out of order—that’s okay! The order is just an “ideal situation” for someone who is brand new to faith, brand new to FV, and assimilating into our church from the outside, in. If you’ve brought a friend to church lately, awesome! Now, help them move through these steps, and become a disciple of Jesus, not just a fan of church.
This will get them the Bible Plan for New Believers (above), and start them moving through the rest of the steps as well!
To help connect them to the pastors and to the church!
This should be done as soon as possible, after making a decision to follow Jesus. www.fv.church/baptism
Explains what we believe, and why we believe it, as well as how to start getting invovled in the life of the church! www.fv.church/start
Growth Groups are about studying the Bible and growing in our faith, and Home Groups are about applying the Word form the weekend, and building relationships! So important! www.fv.church/connect
Partnering with a local church can be so powerful! www.fv.church/partnership
Get involved in giving back, using the gifts & talents God has given you! Teams are another great way to build relationships as well! www.fv.church/connect
See what God can do through you, locally, in the U.S., in the Dominican Republic, and around the world. www.fv.church/missions