Let’s Finish Strong!

IMG_0432As we close out 2014 there are 3 things we need to remember to do in order to finish strong:

1. Invite!  Your friends who don’t know Jesus need Jesus!  Everybody goes to church on Christmas.  Use it as an opportunity to invite your family and friends to our Christmas Eve-Eve Service next Tuesday night.  Grab some of our postcards this Sunday and INVITE!

2. Be generous with your year-end giving!  God has done some amazing things this past year in and through Cedar Point, and in 2015 He’s asking us to have an even BIGGER faith.  We want to see more people take the step of following Jesus.  Let’s not allow finances to keep us from reaching more people with the Good News of Christ!

3. Relax!  This is something I have to remind myself of often.  Take time to just relax and enjoy your family and friends this Christmas season.  But most importantly, remember to celebrate “The One Who Had Come.”  Through our faith in Jesus we can find true rest.

I am proud to be the pastor of such a great group of Christ followers! Here’s looking forward to what God has in store for 2015.  Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Pastor Darin

Point 180 Youth Group Kickoff

Just a quick shout out about our new Point 180 Youth Group that starts this Wednesday, September 7th.  Point 180’s purpose is to point youth to Christ in a fun environment designed just for students (5th grade – 12th grade), with music, games, and small groups where friendships can grow.  We want to see them do a 180 and start following Jesus.  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ they are a new creation; the old has gone the new has come.”  – 2 Corinthians 5:17

There are three areas we’ll focus on in helping students in their journey with God: wonder, discovery, & passion.  We want all students to find “wonder” in the power and mystery of an amazing God who created everything, and who loves them and desires to be in a relationship with them.  We want students to “discover” the life changing forgiveness that God offers in a relationship with Him as well as who He has created them to be in light of His truth.  And finally, we want all students to unleash a “passion” for serving others, even around the world, in a way that God wants them to revealing Christ to those around them.  Wonder, discovery, & passion.

Our leaders are looking forward to what God has in store.  It all starts with a fall kickoff this Wednesday night, 6:30-8pm at the ISU Borlaug Learning Center and will meet every Wednesday after that.  There will be lots of fun special events along the way too.  So grab your friends and come check it out!

For more info you can go to the Point 180 FB page or email the office at cedarpointchurch@gmail.com