Monday, August 31, 2009

Can ONE reach 101 before 2010?

Can ONE reach 101 plus in attendance before the end of 2009?

101, is it a challenge or a goal? Both. Our class has experienced many blessings over the past 20 months. What began as a core group of 8 leaders has grown to over 30 plus in regular weekly attendance (our highest attendance for 2009 was 41).

Our current role has over 84 people assigned to it and we have had many new visiting couples over the past 4 weeks.

I began thinking about this goal last Sunday as I noticed we had five new visiting couples! If we were to take everyone in attendance for that Sunday plus add in those who usually attend but were missing due to travel, vacation, sickness, etc that would put us well over 70 in attendance!

Why the focus on numbers? Well, there is book in the Bible named numbers so it is Biblical.

Numbers represent people and we are all about getting more people plugged into fellowship. We are all about reaching more people to share the gospel with. We are all about getting more people exposed to God's word, to share in prayer with us, to partner in ministry with us, and to grow with us in their walk with the Lord.

How are we going to do it?

1. With prayer - God has to be in this or it won't work period.

2. With breakfast - history has shown that when we serve food more people come. So we will target the first Sunday of each month as a special time when reaching our goal is possible.

3. With care - care group leaders will be making calls to their care groups each week leading up to the first Sunday with a personal invite.

4. With outreach - our outreach couple have been diligently contacting all of the prospects for our class and will continue to do so.

What can I do you ask? This one is easy.....come to class, especially on the first Sunday of each month and eat breakfast with us.

Can ONE reach 101 plus in attendance before 2009? I don't know but I think it is a challenge for sure and a worthy goal to pursue.

Will you join us as we try to break this milestone?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

ONE * Hundred - thirty

ONE *Hundred - thirty.

Hard to believe but that is how many days are left in 2009.

How is your year going so far?

What goals did you hope to accomplish? What new leaf did you want to turn over in 2009?

What ways did you want to grow closer to God? How did you think you might serve God in 2009?

Have you made new relationships, shared the gospel, or stepped outside of your comfort zone in 2009?

With ONE*Hundred - thirty days left in 2009 it is not too late to forge new friendships, to begin a new season of serving and giving of your time, talents, and treasures.

Maybe 2009 hasn't gone like you had hoped or planned...I don't know...but what I do know is that you have ONE*Hundred - thirty days to finish off 2009 and make it more than what you had dreamed it could be.

See you Sunday!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Men's Hike and Swim Pictures Posted

Last Saturday the men from ONE ventured out into the great outdoors for a hike/swim in the Great Smoky Mountains.

We started the day off right with a big Cracker Barrel breakfast then drove to the Baskins Creek trail head in North Carolina.

The weather was fantastic and the water was as cold as it has ever been. We spent the day swimming, jumping off the rocks, and just hanging out.

You can view some of the pictures by clicking the photo to the right.

Supper After the Supper - August 30th

Mark your calendars for our next ONE event.

What? Lord's Supper followed by supper after the "Supper"

Where? SHBC and BJ and Emily's Home

When? Sunday, August 30th

What time? Service begins at 6:00

Here are some photos from our last two Lord's Supper event.

March -

June -

Hope to see you there.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Big Creek Trail - This weekend

Brace yourselves men for the breakfast/hike/swim planned for this Saturday, August 15th.
Rain or shine we will meet for breakfast at 8:00 A.M. at the Cracker B next to Knox Center Mall.

Plan on being out all day and having a great time.

See you Saturday.