I’m excited to be here at LCM. I’ve enjoyed getting to know some of you over the summer and am looking forward to meeting even more of you as Fall quickly approaches. I wanted to give you all a quick update regarding our Wednesday night schedule that we are kicking off at West Campus beginning on September 5th, 2018. Please note that parents/guardians are asked to attend with their young people on September 5th.
We are going to be modifying the Confirmation schedule. We will have one confirmation class that will meet after the small group/dinner component that begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. Kellie will be leading kids’ classes and I will be leading a study for adults. I’d like to give you a window into what went into our thought process:
· We want to create an environment that develops churchwide discipleship opportunities and relationships. Bringing everyone together will not only foster more peer interaction (and friendships) among our youth and kids, it will allow adults to have another opportunity between Sundays to study and grow as well.
· Streamlining our Wednesday evenings will also allow us to align our efforts with East Campus’ Confirmation program. We will all be on the same page, at the same time.
· From a missional perspective, I believe the new format will also be more accessible to new families and visitors who are newer to the area or looking for a community for their students to belong to.
There were other factors, including the information we gleaned from the parent surveys, but I wanted to share the most salient ones from my point of view. We take seriously the privilege of discipling your kids. We know that there are a lot of things competing for your time and attention. We want to the make this evening as impactful as possible and are committed to putting as much material into your hands, in order to equip you in your calling as followers of Jesus. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to email me at Mario.firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call at 801-597-4869.
Details as to the topic of the adult study are forthcoming.
Grace and peace,Pastor Mario
Wednesday Nights: (Beginning September 5, 2018):· 5:30-6:00: PK-5: Dinner, Confirmation Students & Parents: Dinner & small group discussion· 6:00-7:00: Confirmation, Kids Classes and Discipleship Study for Adults· 7:00-8:30: Youth Group (Grades 9-12)