Zone Meeting May 22, 2012 G reat to have YOU here !. Jesus … the ultimate reason for our celebration.
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.Everything was created through Him and for Him.
18 Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body.
He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So He is first in everything.
20 and through Him God reconciled everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth, by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
22Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault.
Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.
The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant to proclaim it. Colossians 1:11-23
Baptized over 40 adults on Easter Sunday!
5 baptized recently!
Pray for Cindy – going through cancer treatments
April 29th – Highest attended regular Sunday with 691!
Salvation 108 (It’s higher than this but they don’t count them unless they have follow up.)
59% growth in Children’s ministry over last year
Milan and Jen Bittenbender
You and our retired pastors, when we are led by the Holy Spirit, are what make this District great!
“It was just days before VIA’s packaging had to be finalized but I was not at all happy with the designs that our in-house folks were giving me.So I hired an outside firm to help us.
News that I had hired this outside firm me with some inevitable frustration. It was never my intention to undermine anyone, but there were moments throughout the transformation of Starbucks – and for that matter, throughout the history of Starbucks –
when I had to make tough choices, at times deciding that the best interests of the organization were contrary to the interests of an individual or group.
Sacrificing people’s feelings, and more than once even a personal relationship, for the good of thousands of partners (employees) is one of the most painful elements of my job as Starbuck’s leader.”
“As a leader, part of my responsibility is to instill confidence in others. To get our people excited about what is possible. About dreaming big. And then bigger.”
If you to allow faith to rise in you in a fresh way...what is one thing you would dare ask God to do for the church or ministry you serve?
Which side of the continuum does the leadership team of our church tend to naturally flow towards?
What (if any) are the consequences of this?
My leadership tank?
My soul tank?
John Faber, CFP®
Saving for Goals
Save for major purchases using a money market fund, CD or treasury bills (potentially a mutual fund)
Down payment on a house
Keep 3-6 month’s living expenses in a money market fund or savings account
Reserves to protect in case of disability, accidents, or any emergency
Keep one month’s living expenses in an interest-bearing checking account
Living expenses are determined from your monthly budget
all high interest/short term debt
Small DebtPriority Investing
Long-term Goals – Growth
5 years +
Short-term Goals – Liquidity
6 months – 5 years
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