It has been an incredible time here at Open Door over the last few weeks. God has had His hand on all of us throughout the first of this year and below you will find four things you need to know so that we can keep pressing into what God is calling us to. So here they are and throw out some praise to God as the best is yet to come!
1. Easter was amazing! We had record numbers with over 975 people in attendance, over 12 people received Christ in just the adult services (still getting numbers back from prison ministry, Kidmo and Community Shelter Outreach: Feed my Sheep) & above all else Christ received all Glory and the church worshipped like it!
2. We updated the church a week ago on the building project, but if you weren’t here we have gotten the plans back from the architect and are making some final adjustments, getting the numbers together and getting things in order to present to the church and place online. You can expect this in the fall. Please be praying for wisdom over our staff and Executive council as we seek God in every aspect of this process.
3. Our Overflow Camp for our Middle School and High School Students is coming and we are so excited to announce that we have over 40 kids going!!! This is huge for us as a church because it a part of the vision God has been giving us for many years and it is exciting to begin to step into this. Please be lifting up the volunteers, worship team, and speakers as we get ready but most importantly, please be praying for our our teenagers, that they would experience Christ in a way that will leave them changed forever. Click here to check out a blog our Student Director wrote to see the BIG number you guys gave to help these kids go to camp. Also we have a chicken plate fundraiser coming up on May 20. Click here to get all the information and to purchase plates. Please get plates for everybody you know as the food will “DO-LICIOUS” as I like to say, and your donations will go to support our campers!
4. I have been so proud and blessed by the new families and people who have stopped me and told the reason they have started attending Open Door is the love they feel and warmth from our volunteers and people who attend. With that being said our first City Outreach Day of the year is fast approaching and this is our opportunity to take that love outside of our walls and show Winterville and Greenville the love of God by serving our community. Last year we had over 150 people including kids reach out in this way. We want to double that number and we have plenty ways to do it! Click here to find the ways that you, your friends, or your family can best reach out. It’s only a few hours and there are many options. Open Door let’s show some love by doing what we do best!
I love you guys and as always we are praying for you and believing God to do awesome things in your lives. Wether you have been here forever or just one Sunday, we consider you family. If you need anything let us know because we would love to help you anyway possible!