This continues to be a very busy time in the life of the pastoral staff as we prepare for a new FAITH semester and the opening of school on August 27th. The entire staff is working together exceptionally well and I believe the church and students will feel that directly in the weeks and months to come.
I am very busy this week as I prepare for Sunday am and pm services as well as a FAITH team leader orientation meeting with all the ABFH teachers at 5pm on Sunday in the fellowship center.
And then on Monday morning, I will address the entire staff and faculty in preparation for the new school year. This year we will employ over 50 people—that is quite a team and we must see it as such.
Yesterday the pastoral staff had a great planning session for some minor changes we are making to FAITH for Wednesdays. I look forward to sharing them with you soon.
I believe these changes are going to significantly enhance our ministry. Wednesday Works. Wednesday works for AWANAs, FAITH, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship and prayer. Our Jr. and Sr. High departments are going to benefit from more adult coaches, teachers, and mentors working with them than in the past. More visitation teams will go out on Wednesdays ready to share the gospel, disciple converts and welcome potential new members to our community. If you don’t know how to share the gospel, FAITH 101 is just for you, and you can sign up for this class at the Welcome Center.
God is blessing at BBA and a new Standard of Excellence is being aggressively pursued by both principals and their teachers. Our enrollment numbers are moving up and up everyday and we look for more parents to realize that BBA is a great place for students to learn and grow in the faith while being challenged academically with 1st rate instruction by born-again teachers who love their students.
Last Sunday we had over 25 visitors see the hand of God Almighty working in our assembly.
Upward Soccer practice starts this week—Austin practices tonight.
I covet your prayers as I strive to do my best to lead this incredible organism called the church.