Below is the letter that went out to all Covenant Members regarding the need to add an additional worship service:
On July 14, God opened a floodgate of blessings on this church as He moved us to the Asheville Highway location. Hundreds of adults and children are eagerly gathering to seek the Lord. In these first eight weeks, it has become obvious that the number of people coming is larger than this building can contain. This is a precious gift that many churches seldom experience in this manner.
Our first response to this great work of God is to celebrate “the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes”. (Psalm 118:23) Our second response to the work of God is to adapt. As Henry Blackaby states in his sixth principle of Experiencing God: “You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing.”
In order to join God in what He is doing, beginning October 13, Hope Point will offer an additional worship service at 8:45am. Everything that is part of the 10:30 service will be a part of the 8:45 service as well. The additional worship service will benefit the church in a number of ways. First, it will allow us to provide seating for the many new guests that are coming to the 10:30 service. We believe that God will stir the hearts of Hope Point members to begin attending the 8:45 worship service, thus providing space in the worship center at 10:30.
The additional worship time will also help us achieve a long-time goal of making it possible for people to attend one service and serve in the other. For example, those who hold babies or teach children at 10:30 will be able to experience corporate worship at 8:45! We pray that a fresh spirit of service will blow through the church so that all needs in the nursery and elementary children will be met by new volunteers. We ask each of you to pray diligently regarding how God would use you in these many new opportunities of serving Him.
These are fast-paced days for sure. No one feels that reality more strongly than the staff. As I look at the many ways in which God is moving, I smile as I reflect upon the words of Bible teacher Ron Dunn, “God is a mobile God. He’s not stationary. He’s always moving. He’s got his bags packed, and only those who walk with Him can go where He’s going.” I look forward to traveling with you in the coming months as we keep in step with the Spirit and join God in what He is doing.
Grateful for you always,