ADVENT DEVOTIONAL JOURNEY
✨SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! ✨
Let's take an adventure together through Advent! Friends of mine in Birmingham, Alabama put together a great 25-day devotional resource through the YouVersion Bible phone app. This will help us dive deeper into the Christmas season as a church family, studying God's Word and the story of Jesus' birth in a brand new way.
It all starts today! Download your Bible app (it might be labeled simply Bible App), then search "highlands" looking for the above graphic and start the plan today.
Be sure to find Patrick Norris and friend him in the app. Then find any of our LifePointers and friend them too. We will be able to comment and dialogue a bit about the days devotional study and Bible verse.
I hope to see you on the YouVersion Bible app.
CHRISTMAS EVE EVE 2018
Every year we are excited to host a bridge event on Christmas Eve Eve, which this year is on Sunday night at 5pm. A bridge event is where we all extravagantly invite our friends and family to experience LifePointe Church. We ask that you share the posted graphics that will be posted on our LifePointe social media platforms and invite as many people as possible. It is a night of singing, special performances, candle lighting and communion. More information will be coming soon!
NEW YEARS SUNDAY - ONLINE ONLY
This year we are giving all our volunteers a great big weekend off!! Traditionally our Sunday attendance between Christmas and New Years is one of our least attended services. So we are leveraging it to love on all our volunteers and celebrate the work they do. We will instead have an online experience that will include an acoustic worship set and a preaching message, very much like our regular online attenders experience every week. We would love for all our attenders to gather around their computers/devices, with family gathered in PJs and coffee in hand, to watch together our online experience.
MAN UP! WEEKEND
ALL MEN - SPECIAL 15 MINUTE PLANNING MEETING THIS SUNDAY @ 12:00
MAN UP WEEKEND - Friday, January 4 & Saturday, January 5 - MORE INFO HERE
We are so excited to host an amazing weekend for men called MAN UP! We want to kick our year off with a bang, casting vision for Biblical masculinity and the calling God has placed on men. Blaine Bartel will be our special guest for the weekend. Blaine has given his life to coach men in some of the greatest struggles that a man faces. He was once considered the Youth Pastor of America, having his own TV show (TBN) and influencing churches around the globe. His own story of brokenness to resurrection is gripping. He will leave you with renewed hope for God’s plan for your life. This is a bridge event, so our success is in our invitations. Begin planning now all those you will extravagantly invite. They will thank you later!
AWAKENING FAST 2019 - JANUARY 6-26
Every year one of the greatest seasons of our church is when we all set the month of January apart to seek God through fasting, prayer and revivals. For 21 days, we go all in!! We are so excited about what is ahead in 2019. We will be providing fasting resources, training on how to fast, daily devotionals, church revival nights and so much more. We ask you to save the dates and set the whole month apart, dedicate yourself to each Sunday night, Wednesday night and Friday night during the fast to be in community at LifePointe. More information is coming.
GRIEF SHARE MINISTRY
Do you know anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one? Do you need encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend? Grief Share is a special weekly seminar and support ministry designed to help people rebuild their lives after the passing of a loved one. Our ministry is led by a caring leader who has experienced grief herself, and wants to help others through the difficult days ahead. Grief Share is a 13 week video course that is processed in a small group setting. It all begins September 6, 2018 through December 6, 2018 – NO meeting on November 22nd. Please register to let us know you are coming. To register go to POINTE.INFO/GRIEFSHARE.
If you have a 4th or 5th grade child, get them signed them up for the first semester of Hero Academy. This is LifePointe’s brand new children’s training and discipleship course geared to teach your child about the deeper things of God before entering Surge. It’s a parent and church partnership. They’ll receive a binder with monthly themes such as Identity, Bible 101 and Prayer and have weekly worksheet and activities. Every Sunday in Kids Life they will connect with the other Hero’s to discuss and track their progress. Our heart is to give children the tools and the confidence to walk out their faith. Go to pointe.info/surge to find out more.
ARE YOU READY TO GO PUBLIC???
Water baptism is a public profession of your heart-felt faith in Jesus Christ. We call it "going public," and we offer regular baptisms the first Sundays of each month during our worship experiences. We love hearing about the life changes that happen as people come to know Jesus and declare it to the world!
People often have questions regarding baptism: Why should I be baptized? I've already been baptized. Do I have to do it again? Does it matter if someone is sprinkled or dunked?
We have a short 17-minute special video teaching on the topic of baptism. We desire that everyone wanting to be baptized watch it so you can prepare your heart for the powerful occasion. The video can be watched, and more details can be found, at http://pointe.info/baptism .
We are committed to developing men and women as they adventure in freedom and purpose.
CONQUER is a men only process, leading men through Biblical masculinity, servant leadership, sexual integrity, and emotional health.
FREEDOM is a coed (men and women) process, leading people with Biblical, psychological and neurobiological tools to establish freedom. It is a RECOVERY ministry for rage, anxiety, depression, addiction, restoring integrity and integrating health.
For more information click here.
AMEN CORNER @ 9:30AM
You are a catalyst for life change in someone else’s life! Do you want to know how to maximize that? Would you like to be mentored on how to increase your own church experience? Each week Pastor Patrick (or another staff member) coaches us right here in the LifePointe sanctuary. Each Sunday at 9:30am we are inspired with “faith” to impact the entire Sunday experience. You don’t have to be a spiritual veteran, or a regular attender to LifePointe. The Amen Corner is a discipleship training experience. I hope you can join us this Sunday at 9:30am.
KIDSLIFE ELEMENTARY / WEELIFE / TOTLIFE (CHILDCARE DURING SERVICES)
Our Nursery/ Preschool (WeeLife/TotLife) is available for children six weeks through kindergarten, and our KidsLife services are for kids in first through fifth grade. We promise a clean and safe environment where children will experience the love of Jesus. They will be inspired, have fun and meet new friends. We would love to have your child join us!
SURGE - TEENAGERS
Are you a teenager? Maybe you are a parent of a teenager. We are passionate about the spiritual development, psychological health and missional ownership of all our teenagers. We empower Gen-Yers to create an innovative culture at LifePointe, just as they dream of expressing it. Our Boomer Generation transfers legacy while our Gen-Yers inspire cutting edge relevance. Our teenagers are stockholders in everything that happens in our church, including Sunday services. We lead them into teenage Small Groups to grow and then throw monthly resurrection parties just for them. To find out more go to mylifepointe.com/surge.
Are you college age, or a young-career adult? Our Young & Free Group has no age requirement. Pastor Patrick and Tina Norris lead this group of visionaries. How would you like to be mentored, parented, or friended through tough life issues? How would you like to have this to navigate social issues, scriptural challenges and day-to-day problems? Join us each week at LifePointe Church at 9:00pm where we connect, hang and share together. We hope to see you this Wednesday! To find out more email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOP BY & SAY HELLO SOMETIME
We see social media as a great place to share stories, worship moments, and message clips as well as celebrate all God is doing in the lives of the people of LifePointe Church. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram anytime. We’d love to hear from you!
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