I want to give a shout out for David Buster (chairman), our elders, and the design team who have worked so diligently over the past months to move us towards ground breaking. Many of you have asked me over the past weeks when we will break ground and the answer is, “As soon as we can.”
We hit a design concern and our elders and staff put in a bunch of extra hours this past month with the builder and architect to get us finalized with plans. We’ll be getting full approval over the next weeks and once that happens, we’ll be breaking ground.
I also want to highlight what a great job Blake Cohea did last Sunday opening up God’s word for us this past weekend. Many of you emailed and texted me both affirming that, as well as phrases like, “What a great staff Forum has.” and “God is doing great things at Forum.”
I fully agree. Each week I see the Lord shaping and changing us.
This Sunday we’re going to focus in on the importance of keeping our focus and connection with Jesus Christ. When we do that, we grow and “bear much fruit.” Whether as an individual or as a church, we cannot do anything eternal or significant without staying focused on Jesus.
And that’s exactly what we intend to do. This entire series is a great time to be intentional about inviting people to come to Forum.
Couple of important elements we need help with:
1. During 2nd and 3rd services, we need your help badly. Last Sunday there were only 40 seats left in 2nd service. 40 sounds like a “big number” but it’s actually a small number. Think about it - 4 sections - 13-14 rows - that’s an average of less than one seat per row. Here’s how you can help: as people are coming in, if there are seats near you, simply help people by giving a wave and then indicate the number of seats near you.
2. Many of you have responded to our parking request and have been parking on the extreme north end of the lot. I’ve also, on Sunday mornings, been steering people to park on the concrete in front of the pavilion - there are no lines there - but we can usually get 8-10 cars up there.
It’s exciting to be part of a growing thriving ministry. I’m so thankful for the way the Lord is using us. Sunday is going to be another great day - invite a friend!