Well, it seems like I just blinked and then a month passed since the last time I updated this blog. It has been a pretty full month including a week of leave and a name change at the church from Victory Faith Church to Red. Point (Redemption Point Church). We have also had a visit from Rob Rufus and we are about to go on our leadership weekend away.
These are exciting times and there is a wonderful sense of anticipation for the future building in our hearts. At the launch of our new name there were about 40 people who responded to the gospel. The meaning of redemption and our mandate as a local church was really re-enforced through the response.
There are 2 specific initiatives that I am really excited about over the next few months. The first is a students camp happening 14 to 16 August. It has been wonderful to see how God has opened doors for us on the various campuses around Durban this year and we have 4 homegroups now that are based in different student residences. We have Purch and Jess coming up form Church on Main to help us with the camp and we are looking forward to what God will do with us over that time.
The other initiative is just in the planning stages but has the potential to make a massive impact on the community. We are planning a month called ‘Paint the Town Red’ - i.e. ‘Paint the Town with Redemption’. During the month we will be advertising into the community and picking up a number of projects aimed at blessing the community in which the church is based. Look out Pinetown - here we come.