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Are You Tired?

Maybe you are tired from life at full speed. Soccer practice, piano lessons, meals, demanding work schedules, school, church, lifegroup and on and on and on and on…

Though we choose most of the activities on our list of things that contribute to our fatigue in life, it sometimes feels unavoidable to end the days and weeks and months simply exhausted.

In the context of our church life, here at Antioch Community Church, is it possible that some of you are growing weary from hearing about and being on the journey of our Campus expansion?

If so, take heart! There is hope…not just that this leg of our journey will one day end, with a wonderful facility to be used as a tool to care for and to train thousands to really walk with God, but that in the weariness, God gives us the promise of a harvest! In this case, He’s preparing for us an eternal harvest that will endure forever. God’s word to us, “at the proper time,” reminds us that He is in charge of the timeframe, and we are responsible for our response to it.

As we continue to walk this path together, let’s remind each other to hang in there with joy. Don’t give in to weariness but anticipate the great harvest God already has in store for each one of us, and for all of us as His Bride!

By Pat Murphy – Elder and Director of Development

Be a Part of Something Bigger

In my role as a youth pastor, I’ve met with and ministered to many people who feel isolated. They may have a large family, live in a great neighborhood and have many friends around, but for one reason or another, they feel alone.

I believe that our adversary, the devil, loves to separate people from each other. He is the ultimate stealer of real heart friendships and deep community. God’s desire is to give us abundant life – our relationships flourishing through our love relationship with Him. What does this have to do with building our Antioch campus, you may ask? This building takes all of us – each one coming together as a part of a body, a community, a team. We have a goal to reach and it’s going to take all of us to get there. And after all, isn’t that exactly God’s heart, to pull people together toward a common purpose? We are not made to be isolated and alone; we are made to work together side by side with people we love.

How do you put this to action? Talk to your friends and people in your Lifegroup. Ask them how you can do something together to raise money for the building. Pray together with them that God would provide and make a way for completion. Let’s do this thing together as a family!

By Kelly Woods – Junior High Pastor