Me To We: Letters To My Beloved Timothy, Gage Jordan

Our summer leadership series closes as this week we continue the study of Paul’s letters to Timothy. 

Could we do everything ourselves?  Many of us perhaps think that is possible or at least wish it was.  God has uniquely designed us as individuals to function together as one.  Our commission as disciples in Jesus is to take what we have been given and pass it on.  I know the summer is full of travel, but make plans to join us every Sunday you can as we seek to love, encourage, and equip you during our weekly worship.

An Update On Our Venue & A Word About This Past Sunday

AN UPDATE       I wanted to give a quick update on our venue search.  We are currently working on the arrangements of a lease that would provide a 24/7 facility for at least the next year on the corner of Monroe Ave and Flint St.  More information and photos will be coming soon once we have a signed the agreement.

I'm not going to mince words, as we discussed Sunday the place needs a lot of "sweat equity" and some improvements.  As our leadership weighed the options in front of us, we felt this place was the right option and that our family was ready to pitch in to make this place a home.  So we will be communicating "work days" to help prepare the location for our move in date.  We are asking everyone who is able to sign up and help somehow.  There are lots of ways to serve that don't involve handiness or other "construction type" skills.  Our hope is to move right from CityYouth to the new space, but sometimes that is out of our control.  So please be patient with us as we worship each week together in the space God provides.   

ON ANOTHER NOTE       I'd like to take a moment to personally apologize and clarify something.  Our congregational meeting on Sunday was intended to be a time for our members, regular attender, as well as guests to hear about our venue options, ask questions, and share concerns.   There should never have been a vote taken.  I know many of you, perhaps like me, grew up voting on everything as a congregation.  While our "presbyterian" form of church government seeks congregational votes for certain things (sell or purchase of property, teaching and ruling elders, etc.) this lease agreement was not one of those times.  I want to assure everyone that when a congregational vote is necessary, proper notice will be given in writing, well beforehand with the items being voted on explained.  I realize my actions on Sunday may have been confusing or hurtful to some and for that I apologize and ask your forgiveness.  I love our form of church government and the people its here to serve.  I desire to be better prepared to lead us in the future for moments like that.  I've learned a lot in a very short amount of time, but moments like Sunday remind me there is still so much to learn about leading a flock well.  Thank you for the grace you've shown to me as I stumble from time to time and the encouragement I feel as your pastor.  I look forward to the day that God raises up even more leaders to help govern and guide His church!            

                                                                                                      Sincerely, 

                                                                                                      Jeff Wreyford, Lead Pastor

                                                             

Me To We: Letters To My Beloved Timothy, 2 Timothy 3: 10-17 (Communion Week), Rev. Jeff Wreyford

Our summer leadership series is nearing an end as this week we continue the study of Paul’s letters to Timothy. 

Could we do everything ourselves?  Many of us perhaps think that is possible or at least wish it was.  God has uniquely designed us as individuals to function together as one.  Our commission as disciples in Jesus is to take what we have been given and pass it on.  I know the summer is full of travel, but make plans to join us every Sunday you can as we seek to love, encourage, and equip you during our weekly worship.

Me To We: Letters To My Beloved Timothy, 2 Timothy 2:14-26, Rev. Jeff Wreyford

We continue our summer leadership series this week that will have us studying Paul’s letters to Timothy. 

Could we do everything ourselves?  Many of us perhaps think that is possible or at least wish it was.  God has uniquely designed us as individuals to function together as one.  Our commission as disciples in Jesus is to take what we have been given and pass it on.  I know the summer is full of travel, but make plans to join us every Sunday you can as we seek to love, encourage, and equip you during our weekly worship.

Guest Speaker, Kyle Dillon

Rev. Kyle Dillon joined the staff at Riveroaks in 2016 and is responsible for theological education, ministry to singles, and social media. A native of Washington State, Kyle studied French and History at Seattle Pacific University, then served in the Navy as an Arabic/Kurdish linguist, and then attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis from 2009 to 2013. He also teaches upper school theology and foreign languages at Westminster Academy in Memphis.

Me To We: Letters To My Beloved Timothy, 1 Timothy 5, Rev. Jeff Wreyford

We continue our summer leadership series this week that will have us studying Paul’s letters to Timothy. 

Could we do everything ourselves?  Many of us perhaps think that is possible or at least wish it was.  God has uniquely designed us as individuals to function together as one.  Our commission as disciples in Jesus is to take what we have been given and pass it on.  I know the summer is full of travel, but make plans to join us every Sunday you can as we seek to love, encourage, and equip you during our weekly worship.

Me To We: Letters To My Beloved Timothy, 1 Timothy 5, Rev. Jeff Wreyford

We continue our summer leadership series this week that will have us studying Paul’s letters to Timothy. 

Could we do everything ourselves?  Many of us perhaps think that is possible or at least wish it was.  God has uniquely designed us as individuals to function together as one.  Our commission as disciples in Jesus is to take what we have been given and pass it on.  I know the summer is full of travel, but make plans to join us every Sunday you can as we seek to love, encourage, and equip you during our weekly worship.

Me To We: Letters To My Beloved Timothy, 1 Timothy 4:1-16, Rev. Jeff Wreyford

We continue our summer leadership series this week that will have us studying Paul’s letters to Timothy as Jeff returns. 

Could we do everything ourselves?  Many of us perhaps think that is possible or at least wish it was.  God has uniquely designed us as individuals to function together as one.  Our commission as disciples in Jesus is to take what we have been given and pass it on.  I know the summer is full of travel, but make plans to join us every Sunday you can as we seek to love, encourage, and equip you during our weekly worship.

Me To We: Letters To My Beloved Timothy, 1 Timothy 3:1-16, Pastor Michael Kidd

We continue our summer leadership series this week that will have us studying Paul’s letters to Timothy as teaching team member Michael Kidd joins us. 

Could we do everything ourselves?  Many of us perhaps think that is possible or at least wish it was.  God has uniquely designed us as individuals to function together as one.  Our commission as disciples in Jesus is to take what we have been given and pass it on.  I know the summer is full of travel, but make plans to join us every Sunday you can as we seek to love, encourage, and equip you during our weekly worship.