We fought the cold and snow and….GOD won! I was out of town recently and on a large snow plow, on the outside of the blade (the part that everyone sees when the plow comes toward them), were the words “Jesus loves you snow much.” This was on a city snow plow (I won’t tell you which city)! That has stuck with me for several reasons. Reason #1 is that the snow plow driver decided that his job was a ministry and he or she was going to make every opportunity count for God! Reason #2 is that it fit in so well with our MAXIMIZE series as this week I am talking about Ministry! I can’t wait to share God’s Word with you and look at 3 lesser known but important cogs in the early Christian Church in the book of Acts.
So far in our MAXIMIZE series Dan talked about Personality, Purpose, Past Experiences, and Passion. Dustin talked about Strengths. And I am SOOO privileged to talk about two of my favorite and most passionate subjects the next two Sundays: Ministry and the Church!
If you bought a Strength Finders book last Sunday, or have taken the test in the past, PLEASE email me your strengths so we can keep a list of Prairie Heighters and their strengths.
I have realized that MAXIMIZE is way more than a “sermon series” at Prairie Heights. I want it to become a WAY OF LIFE! So, with that in mind, let me share 2 things with you. We now have a maximize blog on our website under the “serve” tab and Jess Almlie has agreed to serve as our Maximize Coach at PHCC. Jess is the Assistant Director of Student Leadership at Concordia College and is wrapping up a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from NDSU this spring. She helped us put the MAXIMIZE series together and she has a passion (I dare you to ask her about it!!) to help people MAXAMIZE their life as they discover who God created them to be, develop and deploy their strengths, and effectively serve God in their church, family, and world! I can’t wait to see how God grows our MAXIMIZE mind-set in our church in the years to come.
Just a reminder that this Sunday night, January 23rd, from 6 to 7:30 we will hold our IMPACT CLASS at the Fargodome. At the IMPACT CLASS you will learn about the mission and history of Prairie Heights, learn about connection opportunities, and be invited to take an accountable spiritual growth step of official church membership. Childcare and snacks will be provided!