The New Year is off to a fast start! As with any ministry there is a lot going on and we are excited about it all! Just wanted to share a few thoughts to keep you posted with the latest information.

OUTREACH BUDGET

As you probably know in 2014 we are raising money for our Outreach Budget. For more information about this budget visit our blogs in January. Basically, we are raising $18,000 by July 31, 2014. At the end of January we have raised $2000! I am so pleased to get a good start in this fund! Praise the Lord! We have sent letters and flyers out to several churches asking them to help us with this fund in the last month. Would you and your church consider helping Central with our Outreach plan by sending in a onetime offering? Pray about it and should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me about it. Anders.Lee571@gmail.com or 901-343-3293.

SOAPING

We have just released our new SOAP journal to everyone at Central. We are going through the book of Mark for the next eight weeks. At times I get asked what is SOAPing because people see us talking about it a lot. SOAPing is a tool that teaches people how to be in the Word of God on a daily basis to learn biblical truth and enhance their own walk with Christ. We teach our people the method and provide them with the journals.

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Pictured in this blog is Evie Tuck! The Tucks are one of our Core Group couples. They learned Soaping back in September. In the picture Hannah (Evie’s Mom) is SOAPing in Mark. The picture is a great testimony. Mom’s are busy! But they can still SOAP and teach their children the importance of God’s Word by involving them and allowing them to see Mom with the Bible open in front of her! What an impact that will be on their kids as time goes forward as they walk with God in front of them! That’s good parenting right there! Thanks for sharing Hannah!

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Right now we are writing and putting together our discipleship tracks and building a base of concise books that cover key subjects for our people and everyone who will come. Pray that God will bless our efforts to be intentional with discipleship! If you would like to know how to SOAP, or if you would like a copy of the document files we used to print our SOAP journals, please give me a call, I’d be happy to pass them along to you. I’d love to equip you to do what we are doing. It’s a great tool to use with your people. It’s not just for church plants.

VALENTINE CONNECTIONS

Pray for this weekend! We are hosting a Valentine Connection! We have invited several couples in our OIKOS to join us. Nine couples will be exposed to Central for the very FIRST TIME! One other couple who has already visited will also be there making it a total of TEN COUPLES that we are reaching with this event. They will enjoy great food from the Mesquite Chop House in Southaven, laugh and cut up watching clips of Tim Hawkins … his best moments on Dating and Marriage, and they will hear all about Central and be invited to join us. These connection events are always critical. They are a bridge to and entry point into Central. So pray for this event!!!!! I look forward to reporting good things from this event.

Thank you for your prayers and support!

Time To Toil…

Colossians 1: 28, 29

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