February 2023 Lifeline

February 2023 Lifeline

What a joy it is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with you! Our North Central family has a passion to take the gospel to our community and even the world. We want to be a disciple making church that sends His disciples into the world with the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ! 

Surviving vs Thriving is the theme for DNow weekend, February 10-12. Adam Venters, the BCM Director at the University of South Carolina, will be our special guest speaker. Wow! What a joy to have this young man pour into the lives of our students. He has a passion to live for Jesus and to make Jesus known. I am so grateful and thankful for our youth worker team led by Kayla Hudson and Coley Privette. They have done a fantastic job as they have organized this amazing event. Thank you to all of our host families and workers that will be a part of this weekend. Make sure that you sign up by going to our church website gatorchurch.com. We do not want one of our teenagers or their friends missing the weekend. Invite students who need to know that Christ is real. Invite students who want to build lasting friendships that are centered around their relationship with Christ. 

We will be baptizing on Sunday morning February 12. If you need to be baptized following the Lord Jesus in the first act of obedience when following Christ, please contact us at the church office at info@gatorchurch.com.

Multiply is a brand new 6-week course that we are leading on Sunday nights at 5:00 p.m. beginning February 5. You can register for this class by signing up at Info Central Sunday morning or you can email the church at info@gatorchurch.com. Brother Craig Olive, former IMB missionary and current director of Global Connections and a member of our fellowship is helping to organize this awesome course. If you’d like to know the history, the theology, and the practical strategy of God’s work among the nations this is the course for you! Find out how you can be a part of God’s work in the world. I hope you will all take advantage of this special course.

On Sunday, February 26 we will have NCBC 101, an introduction for new members and for those interested in membership. If you are interested in this class please sign up at the back of the auditorium at Info Central or you can email the church office. This event takes place at 9:30 on Sunday morning and goes through the worship service and will dismiss at noon. Lunch is included for those who sign up. 

I want the church family to be aware and to celebrate and pray for our 5 ministry residents. On our world map you can find an explanation of our residency program that we have. We are thankful for Tyler Mingonet, Colin Rhodes, Addam Setzer, Cierra Proudfoot, and Janna Josafat for their heart for the nations and their heart for ministry. They are here in a 2-year residency to gain local church experience in ministry as they reach college students for Christ. Please be in prayer for each of them! 

Continue to pray for our staff searches. We are looking for a full-time Youth Pastor and a full-time Children’s Director. God is at work in both of these areas! We’re grateful and thankful for the awesome ministries that God allows us to be a part of and for our staff. Please be praying as we continue to search to fill these positions.

Your Entryway Enhancement Committee is nearing a recommendation to make to the church. Just be praying that God’s perfect plan and will might be done. 

It is such a joy to be your Pastor! God has given us a very precious fellowship of believers. We are called to love each other, to serve one another and our community, and to get the gospel to the lost. I’m excited about all that is happening as we study God’s word in Life Groups, worship together, and extend our ministry to the ends of the earth! 

Love in Jesus,

Pastor Calvin