This week’s team update is a guest post by Rev. Mark Atkinson, one of our Circuit Riders in the Crossroads District.
CIRCUIT RIDER REPORT
I grew up riding horses and enjoying them. For the Crossroads District this year, I am called a Circuit Rider, how appropriate! My responsibility is to encourage you, the church to love the community to Jesus. God’s Church is a powerful, unstoppable force and there is a GREAT AWAKENING happening in Indiana! Some are calling it a revival!
God is opening new doors to reach the 3 million more individuals in the Crossroads District to Jesus. God is on the move! Hallelujah for transformed lives and transformed communities!
Churches I have connected with so far:
Things I pay attention to:
What I have experienced:
I am enjoying taking the actions of these churches and putting together a practical workshop on Loving Your Community To JESUS!
Yes, I believe with all my heart that there is a “Great Awakening” happening. It is much more personal than statistics. Hallelujah!
Heavenly Father, please increase our faith as we fan into flame the gifts YOU have given us to love our communities and lead them to Jesus! Please!
Grandpa again! Oh yes, I failed to mention that I became a grandfather again. Theodore Rex Atkinson (T-Rex) has been quite a blessing!
For each church that was so kind to the grandchildren Ronda and I brought with us, I say, THANK YOU!
May the Lord continue to use you in this great awakening!
Rev. Mark Atkinson
District Circuit Rider
Upcoming Luncheon on October 27 with Rev. Zach Szmara -
Honoring our marginalized neighbors:
Pastors and Ministry Leaders, enjoy a free lunch while discussing with other pastors and lay leaders ways you can serve and bless those who are marginalized in the Heartland and America, including low-income families, workers and immigrants. Discover helpful resources and tools, and celebrate transforming presence stories shared by Immigrant Connection Executive Director Pastor Zach Szmara and Hands of Hope Executive Director Suzy Roth, as well as policy updates provided by National Association of Evangelicals Advocacy Director Steven Eng. The 11:30 am - 1 pm event on October 27 at United Wesleyan Church, 2233 S. Central Way, Anderson, IN, includes time for networking, table conversations, questions, and prayer. Doors open at 11.