"Remain in My Love" is the theme of the Leadership Training Event (LTE) 2015 that will be held Monday, September, 14, 2015. We pray the workshops, networking and shared experiences with others will richly bless and equip your ministry leaders for the upcoming ministry year. The wide variety of workshops and conversations will focus on important topics for Pastors, Elders, Deacons, Small Group Leaders, and other leaders in ministy.
When: Monday, September 14, 2015
Where: New Location: Calvin College
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person. Groups of 11 or more, $20 per person
Co-hosted by Volunteers in Service (VIS) and CR Home Missions
Click Here to see the Workshop Descriptions or select from the menu: Training & Resources -> Training Events.
Mark stood almost with tears in his eyes watching the group of young people paint his house. He said "It is a miracle that it's getting painted!" Earlier this year he looked at his house and had absolutely no idea how he was going to get the eaves, under the eaves, and the peak of his house painted, let alone the areas that were more easily reachable.
A year ago, Mark said he had most of his body fail - lungs, heart, and kidneys, so being able to stand and watch them paint was a miracle in and of itself.
Watching this group of young people from LaGrave Church SERVE paint his house was a clear example, Mark related, of God's love and grace for him. Mark said he knew about God prior to his health issues, but had not accepted Him into his life. He now gives God all praise in his life and knows that it is the work of his Savior working through these young people to touch his life, and show him that God cares.
It was powerful to hear the laughter and the fun they were having while I was talking with Mark, and their sharing with him their faith and love for Christ. I was able to spend some time talking with them and reemphasizing how they were being God's servants right in this neighborhood by showing their love for Mark. Neighbors were walking by wondering what was going on, so their work was being noticed - giving a great opportunity to share the gospel!
Mark wants his story shared as he said the world needs to know about Christ. He sees it in the faces and smiles of these young people and can feel God's presence during the entire time they were working.
We are called to be Christ's servants, and often it's not in what we say, but in what we do. Thank you LaGrave SERVE young people for sharing Christ with Mark and his neighborhood!
To see more pictures of this group, and the group that painted Kristen's house, go to Photos & Videos above and click on LaGrave SERVE 2015, or click Here.
Mark your calendar!
2015 Leadership Training Event (LTE)
Monday, September 14, 2015
New Location: Calvin College Campus