April 24, 2014

Dwigh't Monthly Letter - MAY 2014


WOW! What an incredible Easter! I invite you to celebrate with me … We had our highest attendance ever for Easter services, and dozens of people chose Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. These lives will be forever changed!

I went to Drug Mart to pick up some things after our Saturday evening service. A young lady came up to me and said, “I was just at your service, and I turned in the card.” (Meaning that she accepted Jesus Christ and was letting us know.) I told her it was the greatest decision she could ever make. I want to thank the volunteers who worked so hard to make our Easter services such incredible experiences for all who attended. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are helping to make a difference in people’s lives.

We have lots going on in the next few weeks —

Feed MyStarving Children (FMSC) – Food Packing Event (click here)
This is a great opportunity for you and your family … or your small group. Don’t miss out – it will change your life!

This is our second time partnering with this incredible mission organization. We worked with FMSC to secure two packing locations, which will be at our Canton and Dover Campuses on May 16 and 17. We will pack meals that will be delivered to children in over 70 countries all over the world. In faith, we have already purchased 400,000 meals at $0.22 each, which means that in addition to packing the meals, we also need to raise the money to cover the cost of each meal—a total of $88,000!

In order accomplish this, we are asking every person and family to participate in our "Rice & Beans Challenge" week: On Sunday, April 27, each person or family in attendance will receive a “starter kit” filled with rice and beans. Then, for one week, we are asking that you replace as many meals as possible with rice and beans. In your starter kit, you will also find a devotional guide that can be read and discussed during your meals to help you better understand what the Bible says about caring for those in need.

On the following Sunday, May 4, a special offering will be collected. We are asking that you take the money you would have spent on groceries during “Rice & Beans” week and give it toward the "Feed My Starving Children" meals.

This is an ALL NewPointe initiative. What an amazing opportunity for us to reshape the perspective of our families, small groups, and most importantly, our own! I know that you may get some resistance from your family, but please commit to participating on some level. I promise this will spark some unbelievable conversations with your family. I am convinced that by participating in both the Rice & Beans Challenge and the Feed My Starving Children packing event, our worldview will be forever changed.

Legendary – Make Life Count (click here)
We’ll be kicking off a new series this Sunday. Ever wonder what it really takes to make a person extraordinary? We’ll be looking at ordinary people who are accomplishing extraordinary things to make their lives count for God. This is a great invest and invite. Bring your family, friends, and coworkers. You’ll be glad you did!
 

The Edge season finale will be held in May at all 7 locations. This will be our last meeting until the new season begins in September. Don't miss this final "Edge," where we'll focus on how we can build and strengthen our character over the summer in order to meet the challenges of life and business head-on in a healthy, profitable way that positively impacts our companies, our teams, and our families.

May 1 – Bistro 131, New Philadelphia, noon lunch
May 7 -- Malone University, Canton, 7:30 a.m. breakfast
May 7 – Don Panchos, Alliance, noon lunch
May 14 – Kozmo’s Grille, Massillon, noon lunch
May 21 – Wooster Country Club, Wooster, 7:30 a.m. breakfast
May 21 – NewPointe Community Church, Millersburg, noon lunch
May 28 – The Coshocton Yard, Coshocton, noon lunch

This event will be held at our Millersburg Campus on Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This live simulcast is focused on helping to develop better leaders in our communities, businesses, organizations, and homes. Leadercast is sponsored by NewPointe, Grace Church, The Leader’s Edge, Inc., and Graphic Publications. 

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11. I want to encourage you to save the date for our Mother’s Day service. We will be celebrating all ladies—whether you are a mom, wife, sister, daughter, or aunt. You are so very special in God’s eyes, and you’re special here at NewPointe, too! 

I hope to see you on Sunday!













March 29, 2014

Dwight's Monthly Letter - APRIL 2014

Hello, Spring! You’re probably ready for a complete change in the weather—I know I certainly am. Hopefully April will deliver an incredible spring for all of us in Northeast Ohio. Speaking of incredible, we have some exciting events right around the corner … you’ll want to be sure to check your calendar and save the dates.

Before we get to the upcoming events, I want to introduce one of our newest executive pastors, Darrell Roland, and his wife, Sylvie. They come to us from Lexington, South Carolina. Darrell is fulfilling the role of Executive Director of Ministry and will be overseeing each of the ministries that happen all through our NewPointe campuses. Please be sure to give a warm welcome to the Rolands if you happen to see them at your campus.


Now, get ready to mark your calendar! … 

Easter: Don’t miss our Easter service on Sunday, April 20. I promise it will be fantastic! We’re offering multiple service times at each of our campuses to make it convenient for you to invite your family and friends. For more information on specific service times at your campus, visit http://newpointe.org/easter/.

One of our desires is that we, as Christ-followers, develop a biblical worldview. Each of us has a worldview, but many people—even those who claim to follow Christ—do not have a worldview rooted in biblical truth. Someone with a biblical worldview sees the world as God sees it. With this in mind, I want to invite you and your family to serve at our next Feed My Starving Children event … and experience the change that it will bring to your own worldview.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) – Food Packing Event: This is our second time partnering with this incredible mission organization. We worked with FMSC to secure two packing locations, which will be at our Canton and Dover campuses on May 16 and 17. We will pack meals that will be delivered to children in over 70 countries all over the world. In faith, we have already purchased 400,000 meals at $0.22 each, which means that in addition to packing the meals, we also need to raise the money to cover the cost of each meal—a total of $88,000! This is an “Only God” kind of undertaking!

In order accomplish this, we are asking every person and family to participate in our "Rice & Beans Challenge" week: On Sunday, April 27, each person or family in attendance will receive a “starter kit” filled with rice and beans. Then, for one week, we are asking that you replace as many meals as possible with rice and beans. In your starter kit, you will also find a devotional guide that can be read and discussed during your meals to help you better understand what the Bible says about caring for those in need.

On the following Sunday, May 4, a special offering will be collected. We are asking that you take the money you would have spent on groceries during “Rice & Beans” week and give it toward the "Feed My Starving Children" meals.

This is an ALL NewPointe initiative. What an amazing opportunity for us to reshape the perspective of our families, small groups, and most importantly, our own! I am convinced that by participating in both the Rice & Beans Challenge and the Feed My Starving Children packing event, our worldview will be forever changed. 

Leadercast Holmes County 2014: This event will be held at our Millersburg campus on Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This live simulcast is focused on helping to develop better leaders in our communities, businesses, organizations, and homes. Leadercast is sponsored by NewPointe, Grace Church, The Leader’s Edge, Inc., and Graphic Publications. For more information, visit http://www.leadercast.com/location/holmescounty/. 

10 by 20: Continue to pray for 10 by 20 (10 NewPointe campuses by the year 2020). We are working very hard to determine where we believe God wants us to launch our next campuses. God is creating unbelievable opportunities and showing NewPointe great favor in locations up and down I-77. Here is how you can pray: Pray for the right campus pastors … the right groups of people to commit to launch new campuses … that financial needs will be meet … that we will be able to locate the right facilities … and that we will have the support of the people who live in these communities.

Thanks for your ongoing trust, prayers, support, and generosity. Because of you, NewPointe is effectively leading people to realize and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ. I don’t know of a greater investment that any of us can personally make!

I love all of you.