This last weekend, there was a feeling of hope and newness in our Sunday service. Brenda shared a powerful word about doing a little DTR in our spiritual life – Define The Relationship with Jesus! Her message called us to come or stay in that place of relationship where Jesus is both Savior – and LORD in our lives. What a good word for the second week of the new year! I am praying for you – that you will live into that word and follow Jesus as Lord in your life in any way He is calling you! I’m also excited to share with you that [5] people this weekend said yes to Jesus Christ and received His gift of salvation! I am so grateful that we get to love & lead people to a life-changing connection with Christ like that! That’s our mission – and God is moving in it for His Glory! 

I know that the storm this week has caused some frustration for some people – but on the whole, I am so grateful for the rain! After the rain – there is such a clean, fresh sense in the air – And it makes me think of what Jesus has done for you and me. It says in Titus 3:4-7

When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.

Just like the rain came this week and washed our skies and streets, and soaked our ground to the depths, the saving grace of God has come, by His Spirit, into our lives to cleanse us and renew us! This is a great moment to simply say, “Thank you God for Your kindness and love!”


And now, let me share some important updates and ways that you can engage with your church family:

1. Join me on Sunday at 9, 11, or 5 for Vision Sunday and the start of a new series!

This Sunday is Vision Sunday – and I am so excited to share with you about the direction and plan God has for us for our future! God is on the move in and through our church. You are part of it! And there are great days ahead for us – and this Sunday I’m going to share about it! Vision Sunday will also be the beginning of a message series that will help you grow in an experience of the flow of the Spirit so that you can more effectively sow into this world with God’s goodness and power!  Join me in person or online, this Sunday – at 9, 11 or 5 – for Vision Sunday! 

2. You were not born to do life alone…So Find A Group That Fits You on Connect Sunday!

At Centerpoint Church, we believe in life-changing connections—with each other and with Jesus Christ. One of the ways you can get connected is by joining a CP Connect Group or taking a class! No matter who you are, we have a group perfect for you. Discover the CP Connect Group that is right for you to find new community, new friends, and genuine connection next Sunday, January 22nd immediately following each service. 

3. Winter Bible Studies are launching this month! 

Women’s Bible Study will kick off January 26th and begin a study on ACTS!  Learn to awaken to God’s spirit every day. We can sometimes experience a drift toward indifference in our spiritual life – maybe because of busyness or distractions. We need an ongoing spiritual awakening to become more aware of God’s presence in our everyday life. It’s going to be a great study, so don’t miss out! Sign Up today! We will be studying Acts: Awakening to God in Everyday Life by Melissa Spoelstra. This event is open to all women. 

4. Connect with Moms during the week at MOMSPACE, starting January 24th!

Momspace provides a fun and welcoming place where mothers of young children can come together to connect and be encouraged in the Lord! If you’re a mom with children ages newborn through 5th grade, join us on Tuesdays at 9:30 am in Venue 3! Registration is $80 which includes childcare, craft materials, and brunch for the 7 weeks. Sign Up Here!

5. Ready to take the plunge of a lifetime? GET BAPTIZED!

I want to invite you to take the next step in your discipleship journey by being baptized during our weekend services this weekend on Sunday, January 22nd! Being baptized is a step you take to publicly declare that you belong to Jesus and prophetically invite His resurrection power into your life. If you’re ready to be baptized, sign up here. If you have never been baptized or have recently given your life to Jesus, this is your next step!

6. Dedicate your child this month!

Four times a year we provide a moment in our weekend services for child dedications. This is your opportunity to commit to the Lord that you will responsibly care for that which He has entrusted to you—giving your child love, instruction, and discipline! Most importantly, you are committing to give him or her a clear example of what it means to love Jesus with all of your heart. Child dedications are taking place next month on Sunday, January 29th at 9am + 11am services. The last day to register is Monday, January 23rd to allow our team time to prepare for every one of our honored guests. Sign Up today!

In conclusion – God is faithful, and so are you!

Before Christmas, I shared with you and the whole congregation that the giving to our church had hit a slump and we were facing a growing gap. I asked you to consider making a special offering at year end. So many Centerpoint families did just that – and I am so pleased to report to you that our giving is back on track – and back in the black! I want to invite you to praise God along with me for His faithful goodness in the provision for His mission through our church. Thank YOU for being a part of it! I am praying that in your own life you will also see evidence of God’s faithful goodness and provision wherever needed!


That’s all for now, friend! 

Pastor John 

PS – Please be on the lookout for an email I’ll be sending you later this week; it is directly connected to a key element of Vision Sunday. Take two minutes to click the link in that email to create a profile inside of CP ROCK. You’re wondering ‘What is CP ROCK?’ haha! Well, come this weekend for Vision Sunday – and I’ll explain how this is a key part of our vision and your growth! 😃