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The Lord is Faithful.

You have prayed for LifePoint Brussels to find the right place to call a home and God has answered. So many of you gave to the One Day Offering helping us reach our goal of a larger space so we can gather more men, women, and children to hear and respond to Jesus. Kyle Goen (LP Brussels Campus Pastor) and Daniel Christensen (LP Brussels Community Outreach Director) signed a lease this week on an office space that will become the new gathering place for our community called LifePoint Brussels. During the week LP BRU lives sent out across Brussels for ministry and outreach. They also gather weekly to worship as an expression of the body of Christ.

The LP Brussels community will begin weekly gatherings in the new place on June 16. As we prepare for that first gathering in our new place, the owners will build-out a kitchen area and a children’s meeting area for our growing Kid’s Ministry. Their current space is approximately 700 square feet for gatherings and ministry. The new location will allow LP Brussels to work with 1800 square feet plus common spaces and a restroom facility. We are the renting 4th floor office space for multi-use all throughout the week and weekend.

Thanks to our Heavenly Father for answering the prayers of His people. Thank you for praying on behalf of LifePoint Brussels and the team who are working hard to bring Glory to His name alone. Please continue to partner with us as a team as we seek to live for Him.

Brussels Space Outside

LP BRU will be on the 4th floor (top).

Brussels Space Inside

Dan is standing at the half-way point in the room. This space will allow us to accommodate over 100 people in the gathering after the room for the kids ministry.

Neighbors at the fenceSeveral years ago Randy Frazee and Rick Howerton launched me and my family into a lifestyle of making room for neighbors. That lifestyle continues today and we continue to see the multiplication as neighbors repeat the practice.

It all began with a 42-inch picket fence. Randy, in his book The Connecting Church, encourages the readers to not build privacy fences. He says to build 42-inch picket fences so you can talk over them to your neighbors. I even joke that 42iinch tall fence is perfect height to lean on as you talk. Fortunately, when we moved into our neighborhood, both our neighbors had 42-inch sectional fences.

For the first couple of years, I would make time for neighbors by talking to them over the backyard fence. Many times I would lean on their fences and chat. This investment over time developed into a deep friendship. The couple joined our small group. We ate meals together. We helped each other with projects, doctor visits, and service to other neighbors. We shared a lot of laughter about what God had done through our relationship that started by leaning on a backyard fence.

The time came when our neighbors had to move. It was a very sad day for us. We trusted God in what He was doing in all of our lives. They moved into an apartment in a much larger city, where they knew no one.

About a year after moving, I received a call from our friends. We caught up on old times. We laughed about the projects and ‘trouble’ we used to get into together. Then my friend mentioned our backyard conversations and how I leaned on his fence as we talked about projects, life, family and God.  He complained how he thought I had wore the paint off his rail fence by standing there so many times as we talked.  He then said “You know, I am doing that same thing with a guy who is far from Christ right here in our apartment building, except I am using a truck fender since we do not have a fence.”  We both laughed out loud.

God had used a fence and many conversations over time to draw an entire family to Him. Now, He is multiplying that practice to the next recipient hours away from where it started.

Spring is here and summer is near! Beautiful weather invites you to come lean on a fence.

Post by Eddie Mosley, GroupLife Pastor. The original post is from Eddie’s blog, Connecting in Communities, where you can read more stories and gain valuable tools for leading groups. Eddie has written a book with the same title as his blog, Connecting in Communities. Eddie brings an infectious enthusiasm for people to experience life-change at LifePoint as he gives direction and strategy to adult small groups and other adult ministries. You can also follow Eddie on Twitter and Facebook.

A LifePoint Brussels First

Kyle Goen, LifePoint Brussels Campus Pastor

On Sunday evening, May 5, 30 people gathered from LifePoint Brussels to experience our first Baptism Celebration. Four people followed Christ’s example of baptism. All of the guys who were baptized—Jonathan, Ario, Ryan and Ross—have a personal relationship with Jesus and now have identified with Him through baptism.

Brussels BaptismIt has been with much prayer that we have anticipated this incredible moment. Each person that was baptized took another step on their journey toward a Christ-centered life. Their first act of obedience was a true testimony to those who were witnessing the historic event. We know there will be others who follow on the same path toward being baptized as a result of their obedience.

Please pray for our new brothers as they learn to grow and follow Christ more closely each day. Please continue to pray for LifePoint Brussels as we seek to be “sent-out” ambassadors for the name and the glory of Jesus.

New Disciples Baptized in Lynnwood

Dale Braswell, LifePoint Lynnwood Campus Pastor

One of the greatest images of the gospel at work in the life of someone is baptism. Baptism is a symbol and expression of men, women and children taking a new form of how to be human in Jesus. Watching someone publicly declare their faith in Christ through baptism is powerful; an example of the spiritual transformation that has taken place within their life.

LYN BaptismsOn Sunday, April 7, LifePoint Lynnwood once again celebrated two people publicly profess their new identity in Jesus. Lindsey, and her husband Jason, began attending LifePoint two years ago because of an invitation of another LifePoint family. The couple quickly joined a small group and soon after began serving. It has been exciting to watch this family grow so quickly in their faith.

Chris began attending LifePoint Lynnwood three years ago with his father and older sister. Over the past several months, Chris was obviously growing in his faith. He knew the next step in His journey was baptism. Already at a young age, Chris demonstrates a sincere and passionate love for Jesus and a desire to devote his life to Christ.

Continue to pray for these families and others in LifePoint Lynnwood who are growing in their journey with Jesus. Pray for lives that will be impacted by those in our Lynnwood faith family. We desire to live out our calling to make disciples with boldness and passion.

If you would like to discover more about baptism, read more and you can also make contact to take your step of expressing your identity in Jesus.

 

One Day BKKImagine reasoning that the only way to support your family is to sacrifice yourself physically, nightly in the darkest corners of society. Women in many places around the world, including Thailand, feel caught with no where to turn but to the last place they want to go…into an industry of sacrificing themselves so their family can survive. This is the life and incredibly difficult destination of thousands of women in Bangkok. The hurt is so great, our LP Bangkok team has discovered prostitutes outnumber Christians 4 to 1 in the city where we have been sent.

Along with our partner Benita and the Home of New Beginnings, LifePoint wants to show these women Jesus loves them and has a life of hope and wholeness. What a privilege and responsibility we have to make a difference! We will give and sacrifice one day’s salary through the One Day Offering so women can be “purchased” out of prostitution for an evening. During the evening, women will experience a dinner where they will be introduced to Jesus, given a sense of family as they are surrounded by the Body of Christ, and honored as creations of our Heavenly Father.

The need is enormous. The challenge and opportunity to give is clear: for the faith family of LifePoint Church to give one day’s salary as an offering above our tithes so:

Pray for your obedience and faith as we give. Pray for the resources we joyfully give to the work of the Kingdom to be multiplied beyond our own efforts. Pray for the lost and hurting to know the love of hope of Jesus.

Last week, we shared the One Day Offering initiative to support and serve Foster Children and the families who care for them. This week we are focusing on our second initiative: Making Him Known in Brussels.

The impact of LifePoint Brussels is increasing in a nation where less than one percent of the population claims to know Jesus Christ. In Belgium today, grandparents may attend mass from time to time, parents are Catholic “culturally” but don’t practice the Catholic faith and students do not claim any religious affiliation.

Adults, children, students and now interns are living incarnationally to display the love and life of Jesus. LifePointer’s connect each day with people in Brussels as they are going throughout their day-to-day life and routines. The primary ways include each day in schools, neighborhoods, and markets. They are also purposefully creating spaces to meet with people as they host groups, meet-ups, and English conversation groups. In Brussels, LifePoint’ers serve refugees and people caught in the snares of human trafficking.

As a result, LifePoint Brussels is out of room and space for their Sunday Gathering. Would you give to the One Day Offering enabling new space to be created for more people to learn what it means to be a follower and learner of the life of Jesus.  Together, we can provide more room so more disciples can be made for the Kingdom of God.

You can follow LifePoint Brussels on Facebook and see recent photos showing their reach and impact.

One Day Offering