I knew it was coming. I dreaded it. But I knew it. I expected it- even planned for it. The “summer lull,” that time of year when participation in Sunday worship gatherings is typically scraping the floor, was coming and there was nothing I could do about it. But as summer began this year, trends seemed to be different. “Just wait,” I thought. But it never happened. Could it be that instead of grinning and bearing the summer, the Stewarts Creek Campus has actually seen unprecedented growth!? Seriously? The answer is, yes. That’s exactly what has happened. Along with record numbers of baptisms and huge numbers, our worship gatherings have seen a real spirit of energy and celebration. So, as fall (which is typically a momentum season in our church’s ministry calendar) approaches, I’m thinking, “Wow Lord if you’ve done these things this summer, what are you going to do now!?”
We believe a real season of growth and fruit is coming at The Creek (Stewarts Creek Campus)! As you know, any growing organism must constantly be making adjustments and changes. Unfortunately, in the case of my body, it’s my pants size. In order create the best environment to point people to a Christ centered life, we’ve decided to make some exciting changes.
For our first three years at The Creek, the primary delivery system for the sermon has been HD streaming of our Senior Pastor, Pat Hood from the Smyrna Campus. That system has served us well. But, we believe reaching our max potential will
require us to make a change. So, we are excited to announce that on August 19, as we begin a series called The Explicit Gospel, I will begin preaching the message in person each week. We believe that will allow for more focus and engagement in our mission and purpose as a faith family.
Engagement In Our Community
We are not interested in attending church. We are interested in being the church. That’s why we are and will continue to work harder than ever to engage and support our community. We are actively investing Stewarts Creek Middle School, Stewarts Creek Elementary, Brown’s Chapel Elementary, Blackman Elementary, the Blackman Youth Football program, Almaville Fire Department. If you’d like to participate any of these efforts, email me at email@example.com.
Improvement In Our Kids Ministry Environment
As parents, we want our kids to have the best opportunities available don’t we? As a church we must not forget this. We want to provide the most fun, creative, safe, and professional environment we can to support parents in pointing their kids to a Christ centered life. That’s why we are working on making some exciting aesthetic upgrades to Soul Station, our Kids Ministry environment. They’re going to be amazing!
With everything that’s happening in the Stewarts Creek Community: new high school, new homes, and much much more, we believe that if we are faithful, truly the best days are ahead for LifePoint Stewarts Creek. Hold on to your hats! Together, lets be a part of something amazing that God does!