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Reverend Michael Coppock
Senior Pastor,
Rev. Michael Coppock
A Few Things as We Enter the Fall

This month, I wanted to touch on a few items that we are looking forward to
this fall and in the future:

Our "Make a Difference" Day is scheduled for November 10th. This will be a day where we can be in service to the entire community in various ways. We will be helping to clean up yards, performing small home projects, and doing anything that we can to make our community better. We will have sign-up sheets soon, so be on the lookout for those.

One of the visions that the Lord has placed on my heart for our church is focusing on children and family ministry. We have had some attempts in this area since I have been here. However, there must be a concerted effort to make this happen. When looking at data from MissionInsite, the primary reason families come to a church is because of the children and family ministries. This must be our number one priority as we move forward as a congregation. This is not the responsibility of people with children in our church. It is everyone's responsibility. We make vows as a congregation when a child is baptized to make sure that the child is raised in a Christian environment. This includes the discipleship of children and families.

Are you tech savvy? I am looking to develop a communications team that will be responsible for our Facebook page and other social media platforms. This will include advertisement as well as videos. One of my visions is to have a weekly address through our Facebook page that will give everyone the opportunity to hear about upcoming messages and events. In the 21st century, our digital and social media presence is critical. This is how we are going to reach the most people in our community. Just within a 10-mile radius, there are 15,000 people who are on social media. That is 15,000 people who need to be reached with the gospel. When we have our team together, I have arranged to be in contact with some individuals who can help us in this area. I need some individuals who are willing to help me make this vision a reality.

As we move into the future, God has even more in store for us as a community of faith. We will be talking about more opportunities as we get closer to the new year as well. Now is the time for us to go forward with confidence in the work of the Lord. God has already provided everything necessary to make all of these visions become reality. You are part of that plan. Now is the time to prayerfully discern where God needs you to be in the work of our church. I hope that you will join me on this journey together.

Blessings,
Pastor Michael
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