Each One Reach One – by Sid Ware

As we move into a new school year, I have issued a challenge to our students. Each One, Reach One… As our students are going through their normal day at school, I have challenged them to find one non-friend and build a relationship with them with the intention of bringing them to church and leading them to Christ. Hopefully we will see and hear a buzz coming from the students as we share weekly about what has happened on this front. Please pray that our students are open to God’s direction and that they have the courage and willingness to follow as He shows them the individual that He is pointing them to.

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Student Ministry – August 2017 – by Sid Ware

In the past, our students attended the Lives Ablaze Student Conference on Labor Day weekend. This year I am so excited to have the opportunity to take our students to a live simulcast with Tenth Avenue North, Propaganda, The Skit Guys, and others. Dare 2 Share LIVE is on September 23rd allowing us the opportunity to join with other students across New Mexico in learning to serve our communities. $30.00 covers admission as well as lunch. Registration deadline and fees are due on August 30th. Please contact Sid Ware at (505) 453-5854 with any questions. This information and an article by Jonathon McKee can be read at:  https://newsletter.dymapps.com/featured/160

Student Ministry – July 2017 – by Sid Ware

Thank you for praying for us while we were at Lives Ablaze Student Camp.  We took sixteen students and three sponsors to Inlow.  Your prayers were heard, and God moved in mighty ways.  There was one professionoffaith at camp. Praise the Lord! Please continue to pray as we move through the next steps of discipleship.  Our students grew closer to each other and to God through the week. They have come back on a spiritual high. Unfortunately Satan knows this and is going to try everything that he can do to distract and discourage our students.  As we move through summer please pray diligently that our students don’t give in to Satan’s attacks and that they remain strong in their faith and their commitment to God.

Student Ministry – June 2017 – by Sid Ware

Change is happening once again in our youth department.  In an effort to help our church become more family friendly and to try to get more high school involvement in our growth group, we are going to be moving our High School Growth Group back to Sunday mornings.  With Promotion Sunday coming up and being a natural transition time, we are going make the changes then.  On June 11th, Promotion Sunday, we will all gather at the Loft for our promotion celebration.  On Sunday, June 18th will be our first run at the new schedule with all students meeting at the Loft at 9:15 a.m.  Please be in prayer for our Students and Leaders as we transition to this new schedule.

Student Ministry – May 2017 – by Sid Ware

Lives Ablaze Student Camp is coming up June 26-30 for students having completed 6th grade through 12th grade.  The cost for the camp is $180.00 if payment is received by May 26th, after which the price will increase to $195.00.  An information packet will be made available as soon as all of the details have been finalized.

If finances are not going to allow attendance, please contact Sid as some scholarships have already been provided. Contact Sid at (505)453-5854 or sid@thepeoplechurch.org to apply for scholarships or for more information.

Student Ministry – April 2017 by Sid Ware

Lives Ablaze Student Camp is quickly approaching and will be upon us sooner than we think. Set the date for June 26 -30 and start arranging your schedule accordingly. Camp is open to 7th graders through High School Seniors and costs $180.00 per person. Please start planning for your student to attend as this time is always a great opportunity for personal Christian growth as well as bonding within our youth group.

Returning to Holiness

During this crucial period of transition may we seek God’s direction for our church and embrace deep cleansing and prayer. The people on our search team are using Dr. Gregory Frizzell’s book, Seeking God to Seek a Pastor, as their guide.

Every member of our church body has a part in this pivotal process of renewing and strengthening God’s body, His church. To assist us in being involved, the transition team has made available another of Dr. Frizzell’s books, Returning to Holiness. This book is available in the East foyer. Take one per family, please.

Hosea 10:12 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap unfailing love. Break up the unplowed ground for yourselves, for it is time to seek the LORD, until He comes and showers deliverance on you.

Transition Team Report – March 12, 2017

Thank you for trusting us to assist with the transition as we search for the man God has planned for our church. Listed below are the transition team members and their contact information. Please contact any member with questions or concerns.

Transition Team Membership

Molly Bency
Eddy Burns
Karen Cox
Jeanette Maxwell     Liaison to the Pastor Search Team
Tom Perkins               Chairperson
Jess Stuart                  Liaison to Children’s Ministry
Amy Thatcher            Liaison to the congregation

What’s Happening

We are currently accepting nominations for the Pastor Search Team to consist of 5 members from the congregation. One, but not more than two, of these people will be from the CAT. Please talk to the person you’re prayerfully considering prior to nominating. Nominations closed February 19, 2017.

We are in the process of orienting the nominations for the Pastor Search Team. Please pray for these nominees.

  • Shilo Pennington
  • Nathan Aultman
  • Rick Pettit
  • Rocky King
  • Brian Gleason

Jeannette Maxwell has agreed to serving as the Liaison to the Pastor Search Team.

The congregation will vote by ballot on April 2, 2017.

There are needs for volunteers in many areas of the church. Please see the needs listed. If there are any other ministries not listed, please email Amy Thatcher.

The Transition Team is meeting most Wednesday evenings at 6pm and will address questions or concerns in person, via email, or via phone. If you’d like to ask a question, please email any of the team members listed above.

We are working to increase communication to and from the Transition Team. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this process.

Bill Richard is teaching the membership classes during the transition. The classes are being held during the Care Group time.

Ministry Needs

 

     Ministry                          Contact
Extended Care (ETC)       Sarah Ecton
Children’s                            Sarah Ecton
Youth                                    Sid Ware
Seniors Alive                      Karen Cox
Coffee Bar                           Barbara West
First Impressions            Jess Stuart
Sound Booth                     Tim Ecton
LAMBS                                  Charla Richard
Back pack Program         Perkins Care Group
Worship Team                    Nancy Faucett

Immediate Needs

  • LEADERSHIP in the Children’s Ministry and Extended Care (ETC)
    • THANK YOU, Sarah Ecton, for taking this leadership role
  • Extended Care
    • Nursery
    • Twos and Threes – 1st Sunday of the month
    • Fours and Fives – 1st Sunday of the month
    • Computer/Hallway – 5th Sunday of the month
  • Children’s Ministry
    • 2 consistent leaders
    • Leaders and Volunteers for activities
  • Growth Groups
    • Leader for a Young Adult/Singles class (Dennis had been leading)

 What has not changed

  • Deacons are available for
    • Visitations, as needed
    • Serve communion to the home bound
    • Deacons on call
    • Responsible for weekly collection of the offering
    • Meet to counsel/pray during response/invitation
  • Joetta and Sharon
    • In the office to run the daily business of the church
    • Bill Richard is the acting church administrator during this transition
  • Growth Groups
    • Ministry
    • Fellowship
    • Bible Study
  • Church Administration Team
    • Meeting on a monthly basis
    • Finance, Personnel, and Property
  • Children’s Ministry
    • Meeting on a monthly basis
    • Jess Stuart is the Children’s Ministry liaison

Student Ministry – March 2017 – by Sid Ware

As you know, our High School students are serving the church body on Sunday mornings, and doing a mighty fine job in the children’s area, in the audio/visual area, with the video announcements, as well as with the coffee bar.  Now we are trying something new and different over at the Loft. We are having the High School Growth Group immediately following the morning worship service, providing lunch and then moving into our study.

Looking to the future, we will be taking our students to watch the movie “The Case for Christ” on opening weekend.  In an effort to reduce the cost of van rentals, we plan to take the Mid-school students on Saturday, April 8th and the High School students on Sunday afternoon, April 9th.  I have challenged our students to pay the way for a friend to go with them.  Food and the movie will cost $30.00 for two people, making it $15.00 per person.  The deadline for signing up and paying is Wednesday, March 29th.

Transition Team Report – February 5, 2017

Thank you for trusting us to assist with the transition as we search for the man God has planned for our church. Listed below are the transition team members and their contact information. Please contact any member with questions or concerns. (Contact Information may be obtained from the church.)

Transition Team Membership
Tom Perkins, Chairperson
Molly Bency
Eddy Burns
Karen Cox
Jeanette Maxwell
Jess Stuart, Liaison to Children’s Ministry
Amy Thatcher, Liaison to the Congregation

What’s Happening

We are currently accepting nominations for the Pastor Search Team to consist of 5 members from the congregation. One, but not more than two, of these people will be from the CAT. Please talk to the person you’re prayerfully considering prior to nominating. Nominations will close February 19, 2017.

There are needs for volunteers in many areas of the church. Please see the needs listed. If there are any other ministries not listed, please email Amy Thatcher.

The Transition Team is meeting on a regular basis and will address questions or concerns in person, via email, or via phone. If you’d like to ask a question, please email any of the team members listed above.

We are working to increase communication to and from the Transition Team. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this process.

We will be starting the deacon election process soon. Please begin to prayerfully consider men for this service.

Bill Richard will be teaching the membership classes during the transition.

Ministry Needs

        Ministry                         Contact
Extended Care (ETC)       Church office
Children’s                            Church office
Youth                                     Sid Ware
Seniors Alive                       Karen Cox
Coffee Bar                            Barbara West
First Impressions              Jess Stuart
Sound Booth                      Tim Ecton
LAMBS                                   Charla Richard
Back pack Program         Perkins Care Group
Worship Team                    Nancy Faucett

Immediate Needs

  • LEADERSHIP in the Children’s Ministry and Extended Care (ETC)
  • Extended Care
    • Nursery
    • Twos and Threes – 1st Sunday of the month
    • Fours and Fives – 1st Sunday of the month
    • Computer/Hallway – 5th Sunday of the month
  • Children’s Ministry
    • 2 consistent leaders
    • Leaders and Volunteers for activities

What Has Not Changed

  • Deacons are available for
    • Visitations, as needed
    • Serve communion to the home bound
    • Deacons on call
    • Responsible for weekly collection of the offering
    • Meet to counsel/pray during response/invitation
  • Joetta and Sharon
    • In the office to run the daily business of the church
    • Bill Richard is the acting church administrator during this transition
  • Growth Groups
    • Ministry
    • Fellowship
    • Bible Study
  • Church Administration Team
    • Meeting on a monthly basis
    • Finance, Personnel, and Property
  • Children’s Ministry
    • Meeting on a monthly basis