Over the next month Pastor Corey and I will be sharing our proposal for the partnership between New Summit and Summit Springs. Our goal is to introduce the proposal on Sunday evening, August 23. We're hoping to gather again on Saturday evening, August 29, and have a service of dedication on Sunday, August 30.
During the first couple of weeks of August we will host at least one more listening event. So far we have met with 56 people. Remember, if you aren't able to be at one of these events, you can still contact us with your hopes and dreams, and the obstacles you see.
In the meantime, please pray for the two congregations, the partnership, and each of the individuals involved. I've previously recommended using the prayers of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians as a template, and I'll do that once again, this time asking you to focus these requests on our partnership:
Pray that we may be given a spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we may know God better in the midst of this process.
Pray that the eyes of our hearts may be enlightened with the hope to which we are called.
Pray that we would be strengthened with power through God's Spirit in our inner being.
Pray that we would know the presence of Christ dwelling in our hearts through faith.
Pray that we would have the power to grasp the width and length and height and depth of the love of Christ.
Pray that we would be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Pray that we would discover that God is able to do immeasurably more than all that we ask or imagine.
Thank you for your willingness to be a part of God's mission in our community. I'm looking forward to the future that God has for us!