Three Things I Want to Share with You

By February 25, 2015 Thoughts No Comments

Three Things I want you share with you…

1. I definitely missed you all this past weekend and can’t wait to be back with you this week… BUT Kristen did an amazing job bringing the word this past Sunday!  In fact, the church took a vote while I was gone and said I’m out and she’s in.  And I would totally agree :)  Not only is she an incredible wife and mom, but she’s also a great communicator and passionately loves God and this church.

2. In the next year we are looking to roll up our sleeves and dive in head first to a global partnership with the Great Commission Latin America (GCLA) and specifically the initiatives of the church in La Ceiba, Honduras.  Our approach to missions has always been that we desire to have a continuous and focused relationship with a specific local church and not spread ourselves a mile wide and an inch deep.  The church in La Ceiba offers a variety of ways for us to come alongside and help.  There’s a clinic that could benefit from our docs, dentists, and nursing professionals…  Construction of homes for anyone who wants to get their build on… After school programs… Serving meals to the children…  Farming fruits and vegetables… Taking supplies and sharing God’s love to some extremely remote locations of the jungle… And the church in La Ceiba is always pioneering new ways to serve the people of Honduras.  My hope is that everyone at Elevate has a chance to go and serve the church and the people in Honduras in the coming years!

3. This weekend we are continuing our relationship series and we will be talking about an issue that historically the church has shy’d away from or that they approached with finger pointing and condemnation.  I will be using direct language and at the end of the message you will not be saying, “I wonder if he was talking about that?”  Yes we will be talking about that and I’m going to share with you exactly what God’s words says about that.

See you all Sunday!


About Colby Atkins

Colby Atkins is the Lead Pastor of Elevate Church. He and his wife, Kristen, live in Erie with their three sons, Wade, Jake and Parker.