Dear West Asheville Family,
We are two high-octane months into the journey of Biltmore | West Asheville and I couldn’t be any more fired up about what God has in store for us this third month!
As your Campus Pastor, one of my commitments to you is an unrelenting pursuit of progress and clarity for Biltmore | West Asheville. In the midst of this pursuit, I am starting to get a handle on the best way to keep you informed—something you all deserve.
So, from here on out, I will be posting a “First Look” blog at the beginning of each month. The blog will highlight key events and happenings in the life of Biltmore | West Asheville. Additionally, this monthly blog will serve as an application of what I’ve learned from fellow Campus Pastors at Biltmore as well as what I’m hearing from you guys.
So, lean in, here comes March!
We are still prayerfully pursing two open staff positions in Worship & Kids. Please continue to pray for guidance and discernment as we search for God's best to lead in these areas.
March 6 – KIDS DAY
At Biltmore, we believe three things about Kids Ministry: it should be safe, gospel-centered and lots of fun! Kids day is an amped up application of each of these convictions. For Kids Day, Bob & Larry from Veggie Tales will be in the house (*side note: I grew up watching Veggie Tales and if they had hands, I would get their autographs!). Also, Christian Illusionist, Bill Grimsley, will be with us. Bill is sure to gets your kids laughing while offering them a memorable, God-honoring, time! So, if you have a child—infant-5th grade—do whatever it takes to get them to Church this Sunday.
March 11-14 – THE COMPASSION EXPERIENCE
One of our strategic international mission partners is Compassion International—a child sponsorship program that helps supply children with daily necessities such as education, food, faith love and clothing. Coming up on March 11-14, our friends from CI will be offering the opportunity to participate in an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in third-world countries. With over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, you will get to step inside the homes, markets and schools of these children—all without getting on a plane.
If you would like to register to participate, you can do so here: www.biltmorebaptist.org/compassion/
March 13 – TIME CHANGE SUNDAY
The bad news? We lose an hour of sleep. The good news? We will be serving up donuts and coffee in Connect Groups. Even better, we will be offering you the opportunity to sponsor a child through Compassion International! Don’t miss out.
March 20 – PALM SUNDAY / LORD’S SUPPER
The Sunday before Easter is shaping up to be a big day for our church! As we continue in our current series, “Elephant in the Room,” I will be teaching live that day as well as leading us in the Lord’s Supper.
March 27 – EASTER SUNDAY / EGG SCRAMBLE
Believe me when I say, this Easter is going to be a bookmark day in the life of our Church. As we celebrate the reality of an empty tomb and resurrected King, we will also be starting a news series on happiness as well as celebrating new life in Christ through Baptism. So, allow me to ask two things:
First, if you or someone you know needs to be baptized, shoot me an email and let’s get you signed up.
Secondly, INVITE people to church! Without question, Easter and Christmas Eve are the two best times to invite/bring someone to church with you. That’s because most people, whether churched or unchurched, are already looking for a place to worship anyway. So, why not invite them to join us?
Oh, and did I mention that we will be doing an Egg Scramble and having the one and only, Brandon Rushin, with us for your kids? If you would like to learn more about Brandon’s ministry, you can check out his website here: www.brandonrushin.com
Suffice it to say, we have much to look forward to this Easter.
Questions? Call our office at (828) 687-1111 or send me an email at email@example.com.
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For the City,