Fun Fair Update

Amazing, amazing, amazing day.

First, the Lord allowed us to communicate our heartbeat through this article in a local  newspaper.

Then we had over 500 guests from our community attend our Fun Fair, enjoying a beautiful day with us, celebrating the Lord’s provision of our new building with us, and seeing and hearing the gospel from us. All went home with the gospel in print and on a CD. Most were engaged in gospel conversations. And all saw what a difference the gospel makes in the lives of individuals, families, and a body of believers. Pastor Edd Bowen and the team from Faith Baptist Church in Davidson, MI were terrific. What selfless service they have given our Lord and our local church. And the TCBC body demonstrated our “Every Member Ministry” philosophy as never before—preparing, inviting, cooking, hosting, befriending, and witnessing. I love these people.

Pray for gospel advance, especially as we meet “on site” tomorrow for the first time. We anticipate many guests returning and pray that the Lord will use His Word to draw them to Himself. I’ll be preaching on Luke 19:10 with every expectation that the Lord will continue to “seek and save the lost.”

Please pray for Jesse, a teen in our ministry who was seriously injuring preparing for this event last week. He’s progressing, but continues to need prayer. I’ll post a full report on Jesse and his family soon.

Grace.

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9 Responses

  1. Looking forward to pictures of the event. Praise the Lord for a great turnout and opportunities to model Christ and share His good news.

  2. Praise God, Chris! I love the last sentence of the article that featured you all:

    “It’s a story about how Jesus seeks and saves the lost,” he said.

    What a great way to end a great article!

  3. Chris:

    What do you suppose the turnout might have been if the primary message of your “FUN FAIR” promotional handbill was Jesus Christ and the Gospel?

    He is despised and rejected of men” (Is. 53:3), indicates what the turnout might have been.

    What chance do you think the event would have made your local newspaper if the primary (front side) message on the handbill was Jesus Christ?

    Ironically, the newspaper story line was how this is a non-denominational church; perfect! That IMO indicates the writer did not know what the church actually stands for apart from a place to go for food, fun and entertainment this weekend.

    BTW, I often say “what you use to win them, you’ll have to use to keep them.” Dr. Mike Harding expresses that sentiment this way, “What you win them with, you win them to.” You might think about that if you plan to continue this method to gain a crowd.

    LM

  4. Chris:

    What do you suppose the turnout might have been if the primary message of your “FUN FAIR” promotional handbill was Jesus Christ and the Gospel?

    He is despised and rejected of men” (Is. 53:3), indicates what the turnout might have been.

    What chance do you think the event would have made your local newspaper if the primary (front side) message on the handbill was Jesus Christ?

    Ironically, the newspaper story line was how this is a non-denominational church; perfect! That IMO indicates the writer did not know what the church actually stands for apart from a place to go for food, fun and entertainment this weekend.

    BTW, I often say “what you use to win them, you’ll have to use to keep them.” Dr. Mike Harding expresses that sentiment this way, “What you win them with, you win them to.” You might think about that if you plan to continue this method to gain a crowd.

    LM

  5. What a wonderful turnout, Chris! God’s hand is moving in this. I think it is *no doubt* the sincerity of you and your church folks that has drawn people to this event. How exciting that the gospel has touched 500+ lives everlastingly in your community. The CD’s are a great idea.

    Blessings!

  6. Glory to God for the work He is doing in Madison, OH.

  7. Lou, we’re rejoicing that every home in our community received a gospel explanation and that hundreds of them were able to see believers provide a kind service for them while communicating more gospel truth. We don’t believe that having a positive reputation in the community is a sign of infidelity. We are a non-denominational church. No need to reply.

    Thanks to the rest of you for rejoicing with us. We had 25-30 first-time guests for our Sunday service and many others for whom we’ve been praying. The Gospel was sung and preached with clarity. We’ll continue following up, praying that the Lord will give life to the seed that was planted. Praise the Lord.

  8. unbelieveable, lou. non sequitur 2 Peter 3:15

  9. […] 19:1-10, was preached on the Sunday morning of our “Opening Weekend,” the day after our Fun Fair, at which we hosted 500 of our neighbors in celebration of our new building. By God’s grace, […]

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