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Church Life August 28

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Welcome to our Church Life blog. We hope you enjoy these weekly updates about the life of our church family.

Andy Stanley, the pastor at North Point church in Atlanta, said, “An empty seat has never come to know Christ. Numbers matter.” That’s the reason why we share our attendance numbers with you every week. We want you to join us in celebrating the fact that each week God allows us to reach our community. This past Sunday, 2557 people attended the Lincoln Road campus, and 431 people attended the Hunt Club campus. That’s just under 3000 people that we got to worship with on Sunday!

We had four people get baptized on Sunday, and one student get baptized at Impact last Wednesday. Though we say this every week there’s baptisms, we really do get excited every time we get to see how God has changed someone’s life.

Our students had their first night of Impact last Wednesday, and it was huge! Our children’s ministry also had their welcome party at the Hunt Club campus last Sunday. They got to meet the families that will start 252 there in a few weeks.

Growth group signup is still going on, so it’s not too late to sign up if you haven’t yet, but hurry! Groups start the week of September 7th.

We know this weekend is Labor Day weekend, and many of you will be celebrating with friends and family, but we hope that you’ll still join us on Sunday. All of our campuses will meet on our regular schedule, so why not use this holiday weekend to bring a friend you’re celebrating with to Venture Church?

We hope to see you (and a friend) Sunday!

Church Life August 21

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Welcome to our Church Life blog. We hope you enjoy these weekly updates about the life of our church family.

Most college students were back this week, and we could definitely tell! Over 2600 people attended the Lincoln Rd campus, and 447 people attended the Hunt Club campus this Sunday. We’re expecting even more this Sunday, so make sure you come early to get a good seat.

Our college students had their first monthly event, The Bridge, on Tuesday, and we were thrilled with the turnout. Over 160 students enjoyed worship and a message by guest speaker Joseph Bird.

Growth group sign up started Sunday, and our 70+ groups are starting to fill up, so make sure you sign up online or stop by the booth at either the Lincoln Rd or the Hunt Club campus Sunday. Groups meet throughout the week, and are offered for all different age groups, so there’s one out there for you.

Jeff Clark talked about inviting people two weeks ago, and many of you have taken that to heart! One first time guest said that five people had personally invited him back. Way to go! We encourage you to continue to keep inviting people, especially as Hattiesburg has been flooded with new college students. Why not invite one to come to church with you on Sunday?

 

Church Life August 14

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Welcome to our Church Life blog. We hope you enjoy these weekly updates about the life of our church family.

With over 3000 people attending either the Lincoln Rd campus, Hunt Club campus, or online, this Sunday was our second biggest non-holiday Sunday of the year! We were so excited to see everyone back from vacation and ready to kick off the new school year. Big things happened at our Hunt Club campus Sunday–we got to celebrate our very first baptisms there! Not one, not two, but three kids showed how God had changed their lives by getting baptized.

Growth group sign up for the fall began Sunday, and many of you have already signed up. For those of you that haven’t–don’t worry, there’s still time. We have over 70 different groups for you to choose from, so no matter what your schedule or stage in life, there’s a group for you.

We’re really excited about this coming weekend for a big reason–our college students will be back! Move in at USM is this weekend, and we can’t wait to see what students from Southern, Carey, Jones, and PRCC have been up to this summer, and what God’s going to do in their lives this fall.

So make sure to come early Sunday, and make sure to invite any new students you meet to join you here at Venture Church. See you Sunday!

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Church Life August 7

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Welcome to our Church Life blog. We hope you enjoy these weekly updates about the life of our church family.

This Sunday kicked off our new Fit series. We had 2,535 people attend the Lincoln Rd campus, 389 people at the Hunt Club campus, and 102 people joined us online through our live stream. We know many of you were excited to get to worship through music again, and many of you joining us from other cities (and those of you on your last before-school-starts vacations) were excited to have live stream back.  With the return of the regular Sunday service, we also saw the return of baptisms. It was so exciting to see two young men unafraid to publicly show the transformation God had done in their lives.

On Tuesday, our staff got to do something a little special for the teachers at Thames Elementary. As many of you know, our church has partnered with Thames as one of our local missions projects. We got to invite all of the teachers to our Lincoln Rd campus and provided lunch for them on Tuesday.

Today (Thursday,) we will have the official ribbon cutting ceremony at our new Hunt Club campus. This is a great chance to get to invite city officials, as well as some of our north Hattiesburg neighbors, to come visit the new campus.

Finally, we have a big event starting this Sunday–fall growth group sign up begins! This is a great chance to get to connect with a small group and walk through the Recovering Redemption study together as a church. Sign up is online at adults.venturechurch.org/groups, or in the atrium at either campus.

We hope to see you Sunday!