Pastor Tex 8/2018

Updates from Pastor Tex
July has been a busy but exciting month.  It’s been great to see how week after week we have visitors coming to our church.
 The Flowe’s Sunday School Class is increasing almost by the week and the new attendees have been a great blessing.  We can see God’s hand moving in the life of Wassamassaw Baptist Church.
There was an Introductory meeting for the new Fall Sunday School Curriculum on July 12thand, even though it was pouring rain right at starting time, we had a great turnout and a good meeting.  As you may or may not have heard, the Gospel Project is the new three-year Sunday School curriculum for ALL ages.  It begins, of course,  with Genesis in September and focuses on God’s redemptive provision for us through His son Jesus Christ.  We are excited about the possibilities and pray that our Sunday School Attendance will continue to grow.  If you are not currently attending a Sunday School class, please consider joining one since Sunday School is a vital part of the teaching and equipping opportunity for our church.
Keith Pounds has accepted the position & responsibility as the new Sunday School Superintendent and I’m looking forward to working with him.  Please pray for Keith and congratulate him as he begins this ministry in the life of our church.  And, we would be remiss if we did not wholeheartedly thank Ken Felsher for the work he has done previously in the position.  We appreciate His efforts and we honor & respect his decision to discontinue his position as Sunday School Superintendent for the coming year.  Please thank Ken for his past ministry and pray for him during this time of change.
During August we will have several training sessions for Sunday School teachers and assistants to help them become more familiar with the Gospel Project Curriculum.  Sessions for Children and Pre-School workers will be on Monday August 6th & 13th with another session on the 20th if necessary.  Sessions for Youth and Adult Teachers & helpers will be on Tuesdays August 7th, 14th & 21st if necessary.
Starting September 10th Jordan Walsh will be leading the Financial Peace University (FPU) course at our church.  FPU is the Dave Ramsey course on financial responsibility.  This course has been extremely helpful to millions of people worldwide in helping them get their financial affairs in order and become debt free.  We are excited about the opportunity to host this class and we pray that it will be a helpful tool for  those attending.  The cost is $115.00, for an individual person or a family.  Each registration includes 1 set of materials for an individual or for a family to share.  Please be aware that there will be  limited scholarships available for any church member who might need some financial assistance in order to register.  If you would like to attend and need some financial help, please contact either myself or Pastor Rogers.
Plans for the Ruth Graham event are coming along very well.  Jennifer Shanaman and Karen Flowe are co-chairing the Women’s committee that will be hosting the event and all involved are doing an excellent job.  Please mark your calendars for Saturday October 20th and hold that date.  The Women’s Committee will be providing additional details & information soon.  This is a great opportunity for the women of Wassamassaw to invite unchurched ladies you know to hear a message from Billy Graham’s youngest Daughter Ruth.  Ruth has authored several books, the latest of which is “Fear Not tomorrow, God is Already There”.  And her testimony can be very helpful to anyone.
There are more Discipleship and Evangelism opportunities in the works that will be revealed soon.  With the rapid increase in population in our area God is providing a tremendous opportunity for us to be His messengers and bring the Good News of the Gospel to our area.  Please pray with us as we continue to seek His guidance and His will in all that we do.