06-02-19 @North Heartland: Baptism & "The Normal Christian Life"

Good morning dear family and friends of North Heartland,

This Sunday is a pretty big day at NHCC ... it's Baptism Sunday! If you're wondering what the big deal is, you can click here to see a video Shannon and I made a couple of weeks ago that explains it. Even if you're not getting baptized, your presence at one of our services is a GREAT encouragement to those who are and those who will make an on the spot decision to do so.

The music and message will be great, too. If you've ever felt consternation over the fact that you're a believer and following Christ but things aren't going so well in your life ... you don't want to miss the message The "Normal" Christian Life.

In other news, I am happy to announce that we have added Nic and Marci Allen to our ministry staff to serve in the newly created position of Director of Small Groups.

Nic and Marci have an amazing story. They moved to the Northland from Lenexa two years ago but continued to drive back every Sunday (and several times a week) to serve as volunteer directors of Young Adult Ministry in their church, a ministry they started five years ago.

Last fall they realized that even though they loved their church and the ministry was going well, it wasn't practical for them and their kids to invite non-church neighbors in the Northland to go to church with them in Lenexa. So they began looking for a church that unchurched people love to attend and wound up here at North Heartland. As we grew to know their heart for the Lord and the church, as well as their story and their ministry experience, we came to believe that they could really help us as we strengthen and expand our small group ministry especially with millennials and Gen-Z.

I should add that this is a 20-hour per week volunteer position, which is pretty remarkable and gracious on their part. Marci works full-time and Nic is a stay-at-home dad which is what makes it possible. Nic will be in and around the office during the week and Marci will be involved as her time permits. We're so happy to have them join us!

And with that, I'll sign off and see you Sunday!

Rick

***** Stats from Sunday *****

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Ministry & Operations Fund

Offering    $25,481
Goal    $27,000
YTD   $470,907
Goal    $532,000
Status    -$61,094

Rick McGinniss