One of the Core Values at the Park is the truth from scripture that all followers of Christ are a part of a priesthood. It says in 1 Peter 2:5 that “you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” It is an amazing thing to consider that you are a part of the collective movement of the gospel; a movement that has been alive and active for 2,000 years.
At the Park we always want to recognize the individual calling of all followers of Christ. Our prayer is for each of us to maximize our influence within the community to communicate the gospel. What does it look like today for you to live out this calling of ministry?
There are a few other things going on around the Park that we want you to know about:
Baptisms @ The Park: On Sunday afternoon, May 19th we will be having a time of food and fellowship as we celebrate baptism. Jeff and Jana Galt will be hosting this event at their home from 2-5pm. We have done this several times at the Galt’s and it is a great time for everyone! After baptisms please feel free and go for a swim!
Baptism is a step of obedience and is an outward sign of an inward change by the grace of God. Jesus was baptized by John and before ascending to heaven commanded his followers to go and preach the gospel and baptize all of those who would come to faith. If you have questions about baptism or would like to sign up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to Chris or Scott on a Sunday.
Exodus Community Groups: Community Groups at the Park track with the Sunday sermons. This Sunday we are going to be studying Chapters 5-11 of the book of Exodus. Any time we start a new book of the bible we engage our community to find out if anyone would like to join a new group. Since community is a core value of the Park, we encourage everyone to get into a Community Group. You can find a current list of groups at: http://theparksa.org/community-groups/
If you have questions, contact Chris at email@example.com
Missional Partner Spotlight: At the Park we partner with individuals and organizations around our city and the world to extend the great message of the gospel through words and actions. We pray for these partners as well as help fund many of their projects, initiatives, and personal needs. For a complete list of our current partners go to: http://theparksa.org/ministry-partners/
Blueprint Ministries is a non-profit organization in the heart of urban San Antonio that provides servant leadership training for youth and adults while restoring homes for elderly, disabled and low income residents.
Blueprint Ministries exists to:
- Be part of the urban San Antonio community by sharing Christ’s extravagant love, hope and grace.
- Serve the elderly, physically disabled, and low income homeowners of San Antonio by rebuilding, renovating and improving sub-standard housing.
- Provide servant leadership opportunities for youth and adult volunteers as they rebuild homes.
Dee Dee Sedgwick leads the charge at Blueprint and does an amazing job instilling passion to so many and modeling servant leadership in our city. If you have any questions about Blueprint please contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Exodus 5-11 a couple of times this weekend and come ready to take some notes.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you Sunday!