So it's been a while since I posted anything on here! Part of the reason is simply how swamped I have felt over the last 4 months. It was 4 months ago when our church been operating as Redeemer Church. However, even that has been somewhat of an internal truth. Our sign at the road still says Cypress Lake Baptist. The letters on the front of the building still say Cypress Lake Baptist. But we have changed. Our church has changed. We've already been able to welcome in a few new members. And God has been gracious and sends us visitors almost weekly. But, it has still been mostly internal changes that have taken place.
This Saturday, January 3, from 11 am to 3 pm, we hope to see the external changes begin. We are having a Community Block Party on our campus. God-willing, we will have the signage changed on the building and on the sign. And we will officially announce to the community we are in that we are here as Redeemer Church. We hope to convey the fact that we love this community and want to be a help rather than a hindrance. We also pushing for this coming Sunday to have many, many, many visitors. Why? Because we want our church to grow. Because we want to see people's lives changed. Because we want the gospel to be proclaimed to as many as possible. Because we hope to see more people grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So would you pray for us? Would you pray that we make much of Jesus? Would you pray for a good turnout? We plan to have a bubble house for the kids, a rock climbing wall, hot dogs, jelly bean drops, games, and more. And all that is meant to call attention to us and hopefully draw in some visitors. But the real goal is to get to meet people. The real goal is hopefully see lives transformed by the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ.