Opportunity: Adopt An Evangelist

Hi Home Group Leaders! We are including a special invitation from Pastor Paul Moffett this month, Senior Associate Pastor and Pastor of Missions. As you consider who you might give to for Christmas, we invite you to consider praying for and financially supporting one of the attached evangelists. Lighthouse has 4 SAIL (Southeast Asia Institute of Leadership) evangelists that would appreciate your love and support. Attached is the name and a description of each evangelist that needs monthly support. Lighthouse partners with SAIL and Project 92 to support their evangelist missionary team. The missionary team are SAIL graduates who are now on the front-lines as pioneer missionaries in their area. They are all operating in the 10/40 Window (The area of the most unreached people groups.)

Would you please pray and decide, as a home group, if you will share the cost and commit to giving $40.00 each month, as a group, to one of the attached evangelists? As an example, this means that your group would “adopt” one evangelist. Then if you have 10 people in your home group, each person would contribute to the group fund an amount of $4.00 per person or $8.00 per couple per month. This is only $48 a month!

Please email Pastor Paul Moffett at paul@lighthousehome.org with the name of your Home Group, group leader, and the evangelist you would like to support. He will then contact your group leader to finalize the commitment and discuss how to contribute the monthly funds.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support of these evangelists and families who are sharing the gospel in hard to reach places.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Three upcoming dates to keep in mind

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As Group Leaders we spend so much time pouring into other’s spiritual lives, but often, we ourselves feel like we’re running on an empty tank. Here are three opportunities to have your spiritual life fed with inspiration and motivation. Sign up for one, two, or ideally, all three events led by Pastor Tony.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
9am-12pm at Lighthouse Christian Center

As leaders, we are called to equip the body of believers.  While this is related to passing on information, facilitating conversations and hosting gatherings, it is not the same.  In this training we will focus on the difference—what it means to equip and empower individuals within our groups to develop and use their gifts in the body (for both their growth and the group’s benefit).  Childcare provided for 0-5. Register here: https://www.churchteams.com/m/Login.asp?oID=6397&secID=aTBkVXk1T295V1hwRjhFdjd5UlJVdnU1S1AvTEovem8%3D&page=Register.asp?GroupID=282470~sgr=y

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9am-12pm at Christ Episcopal Church of Puyallup

Sometimes, as leaders, we need a morning to be be refreshed in the presence of God.  That is what this Morning of Retreat is all about.  Too busy?  Well, maybe that is a sign that this retreat is for YOU!  Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you’d do with 3 hours.  We will provide ways to connect with Jesus and become present to yourself.  Come.  Be refreshed. Register here: https://www.churchteams.com/m/Login.asp?oID=6397&secID=aTBkVXk1T295V1hwRjhFdjd5UlJVdnU1S1AvTEovem8%3D&page=Register.asp?GroupID=282473~sgr=y

Friday, April 21 – Saturday, April 22
6pm Friday to 4pm Saturday at the Wesley Inn & Suites in Gig Harbor

Home Group Leaders are invited to an overnight retreat at the Wesley Inn & Suites in beautiful Gig Harbor. Lighthouse will provide the accommodations, just bring yourself and an eagerness to be immersed in spiritual guidance as we discuss how leaders can effectively work together to accomplish God’s mission.

Notes: Eat dinner before arriving on Friday. We’ll enjoy potluck-style snacks & desserts during our time. The hotel provides complimentary breakfast. Lunch will be on your own Saturday – eat with friends or find a spot to spend time in solitude.

RSVP here: https://www.churchteams.com/m/Login.asp?oID=6397&secID=aTBkVXk1T295V1hwRjhFdjd5UlJVdnU1S1AvTEovem8%3D&page=Register.asp?GroupID=284058~sgr=y

Merry Christmas!

Be sure to stop by the office to pick up your gift the next time you’re at church.

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Have a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December Sermon Discussion Questions

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This Christmas season we’ll continue to journey through the Book of Matthew. Here are the sermon discussion questions for December (click on the link or find in the Documents section to download and print).

You’ll notice there aren’t any questions for the weekend of December 10-11. That weekend you’re invited to The Christmas Experience, the children’s program that will be presented during each service of the weekend.

We also don’t have questions for the weekend of December 24-25. Please join us for Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, December 24 at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. There will be no church services on Sunday, December 25. Have a blessed and very, merry Christmas day!