February 5, 2013

Dwight's Monthly Letter - FEBRUARY 2013

Moses asked God in Psalms 90:12, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  I have asked God to help me focus on what is most important. I don’t want to be giving my life to things that really don’t have much value. 

We just finished the 10 by 20 series, where I shared what we believe God has called us to - to influence Northeast Ohio along the I-77 corridor by influencing the market place, the education place, and by launching a total of 10 biblically healthy NewPointe campuses. Some people think that’s impossible, but I believe it becomes possible when we know and cooperate with God. The challenge is for all of us to be in the best spiritual shape we can be. A tool we have introduced to help with that is Adrenaline. 

Adrenaline is a complete 90-day regimen designed to get you in the best spiritual shape of your life. The program includes 90 days of devotional reading plans, financial challenges, family-time challenges, a few books, personal growth assessments, and more! It’s divided into 3 categories: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. If you are new to your spiritual walk, start slow . . . but if you are ready for a challenge, go for it with the advanced regimen.

I want to encourage you to take a bias towards action when it comes to your spiritual growth. It will take more than just attending a weekend service or watching online every now and then. It will take an act of your will with intentionally. Here is the great news - it will do more than help NewPointe fulfill the 10 by 20 goal. Your relationships, marriage, family, and workplace will be different; not to mention you as a person.  It’s not too late to get an Adrenaline Kit and begin, and I promise you - you will you experience changes and results within the first week.

You’re aware of one of my sayings is, “I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone’s!” I truly mean that, though some might find that hard to believe. God has given me an unbelievable opportunity to write a book to share what that looks like. If you haven’t heard about it, it’ called Only God. It not only includes parts of NewPointe’s story over that past 25+ years, with some personal stories from people who call NewPointe their church home, it includes some of my own journey with God.

It is dedicated to the three most important groups of people in my life: my immediate family (Patty, Caleb, Sarah, Jonathan and Benjamin), my family I grew up in (Dad, Mom, sisters Jean & Brenda, and brother J, and their families), and also my NewPointe family I am honored to serve with and who has allowed me to dream God-size dreams.

Here is the jist of the book - God’s story is big, magnificent, noble, heroic, and beyond your imagination! Yet He invites you to write with Him, to obey Him and create a story He can use to transform the world.

  • No matter what has happened to you.
  • No matter how old you are.
  • No matter how young you are.
  • No matter how you have failed.
  • No matter how broken you feel.
  • No matter how hard you have already tried.

You have a colossal chronicle within you, just waiting to be written. It all begins with your view of God, because nothing in your life is more important than that!

Join us at the Dover Campus where we are throwing a Book Launch Party on Thursday, February 7 from 6 to 8 pm. Here is the schedule for the evening: 6 pm book signing, 7 pm program, followed by more book signing. I would love for you to stop by and say hello.