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I apologize that I haven’t blogged as much lately. I simply have not had time. I’ve got a number of serious issues I’d like to write about but I’ll need a bit more time to compose articles. Having said that…

…we’ve got a few exciting things that are coming up in the life of our church that I wanted to share about, especially for those who are part of the Frederick Family. This coming Sunday is our big move to two morning services. This is a move that has been a long time coming but with the Worship Center sitting at about 90% occupancy each Sunday, it is sorely needed. Our ushers tell me that we only had 24 open spaces in our parking lot this past Sunday. As such we’ll begin the new schedule this week. This is a great time for you to begin thinking about inviting unchurches friends to join us for worship. Whether it is the 8:30 service or the 10:15 service, it should be an incredible time of worship. We need to pray that we will continue to see growth however. The hope is that 2 services will only be sufficient for a short time. Let’s pray together that we can see a third service beginning in the near future as well! Wouldn’t that be exciting?!!

This Sunday, along with our two services, we have two baptisms. Both of the candidates are fantastic young ladies that have come to faith recently. One of them is the granddaughter of a lady who was a matriarch for many, many years in our church, Ona Lea Dewey. During these baptisms we’ll be showing video taped testimonies of the ladies, which is an exciting new addition to our services. I know, though, that you’ll be excited to hear how One Lea helped lead her granddaughter to Christ even after she went home to be with the Lord.

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Also, we have one more month in the Bible and the Bush series. It has been exciting to see people respond to God’s word. I trust that the next month will be even more amazing. As soon as this series is finished, however, we have another exciting series beginning. We’ll be teaching for a series of weeks on the topic of living in community. The series is entitled “life” and will begin the first of March. It should be a fantastic opportunity for us to consider how we are to live together as the Body of Christ.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He's Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he's a debtor to grace.

8 thoughts on “Coming up next…

  1. I am so happy for you Micah! Perhaps God has seen your faithfulness in what He appointed you over and has decided to entrust you with more responsibility. What a blessing it is to be chosen to by the Creator of the universe to serve Him. What is there in life that is more important than that?

  2. Hey friend. I have been busy as well and have not had time to come by and see what is going on. It is exciting to hear about your two services. I am very proud of your church and the expansion of the kingdom you guys are witnessing. See ya later.

  3. Monica- Thanks for the encouragement. I think the exciting things happening around Frederick are mostly a testament to the grace of God at work in spite of our inadequacies. I’m excited to have the privilege of being a part of His efforts.

    Josh- Thanks as usual for stopping by. It is certainly fun to watch God’s hand at work.

  4. Micah,
    We recently had the opportunity to lead two people to the Lord and of course, God did all the work. Well, my husband wants to start a Bible study this weekend to disciple these new believers. He wants to teach out of The Blazing Center study guide by John Piper. But I’m concerned that it might be a heavy study for a new believer. What do you or anyone else who wants to comment think?

  5. I’ll tell you that the single best publication I’ve seen for discipling people is “Discipleship Essentials” by Greg Ogden. I think you would be blown away by it. It’s fairly inexpensive on Amazon.com

    Of course, I’m also a fan of everything by Piper but it is true that his material is pretty deep for a new believer.

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