May 3, 2013

Dwight's Monthly Letter - MAY 2013

I have heard a lot of good comments about the "Weeds" series. It ends this weekend, and I want to encourage you, if you missed any of these five messages, to listen online or get the CD. I believe it will give you direction and help in the critical areas of life that we all deal with. By the way, it would be a great way to invest in a friend or family member. Let them know that it spoke to you, and it might be helpful to them also.

A new tool available to help you dig deeper into the Sunday messages is “The Daily” – designed to help you connect with God through Bible reading, reflection, and prayer. It can be completed in about 20 minutes a day, and fresh content is available each week Monday through Friday. It's available online, in printed format at the Info Desk, or delivered to you through email or social media.

I am excited about our next series called “Circle Makers” starting May 19. It's about praying circles around your biggest dreams and greatest fears. I'm taking from Mark Batterson’s book, The Circle Maker. Here is why I am so excited about it. Prayer can do anything God can do. It is our greatest resource, yet I believe for many of us it is under-utilized in our relationship with God and what we are experiencing in the world in which we live.

As a sort of companion tool, available for purchase for $10 will be a day prayer devotional guide called “Draw the Circle”. It's already being used by our staff; it's a powerful tool. I am also going to call us to 21 days of prayer, asking us to draw a circle around the big items in the life of our church as well as your own personal life. We are going to see what happens when we take this incredible and powerful gift called prayer and be intentional about it. I promise you won’t want to miss a weekend.

Coming in June we’ll be sharing information with our Partners in a new, innovative way - you're going to like it. God is on the move and is using each of our NewPointe campuses in incredible ways to help people realize and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ.