E-Pad: Weekly Update from the Eastern PA District Office - September 12, 2018 

Notes from Nate . . .

Rooted in Love

Thank you so much for writing to me about what you have been hearing the Spirit say to His Church. The following phrases are pretty much exact quotes from what you sent me.

  •  Within our Region, God is speaking to some of us to …

  • Reclaim the authority of corporate prayer.

  • Gain an understanding of our deep need to align our hearts with the mission of God.

  • Be released from fear “Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

  • Embrace that God is doing heart surgery.

  • Reach the next generation for Christ.  Psalm 78:4-7

  • Don't forget the older folks in your congregations.

  • Dig into our church history, confess sin, and break generational curses.

  • Be faithful and be patient; trust and follow Him to lead His church out of ‘survival mode’ to a more stable, growing and fruitful future.

  • See that the revival you're asking for may not be starting in the church but in the community. Don't forget my lost ones.

  • Be sensitive to the fact that He wants to speak in ways that I have not experienced before. 

  • Recognize many followers of Jesus made a commitment to Him years ago but they are not living in daily victory.

  • Become a church where we are dependent on the work of the Spirit and we are never satisfied with simply "doing church". 

  • Endure the hardship when waiting and not knowing what's coming next. Psalm 37:23-24 says, “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand“

The Theme of 2018 District Conference is, “Rooted in Love.” (Ephesians 3:17) Would you take some time before conference to specifically pray (and consider fasting) that God would miraculously reveal to us the Glory of Jesus. Pray also that seeing Jesus, we would experience a shift in our souls in terms of our prevailing love.

 See you next week,

Nate

Alliance Peacemaking Training – September 22, Carlisle

To register and for more information for this event, go to the district website, under Local Church Sponsored Events. www.epdalliance.org.

Celebrate 2018, October 11 - 14. For information or registration go to www.GreatCommissionWomen.org.

NEXT Conference – November 3, Lancaster Bible College https://nextministryconference.com/conference/

Melissa MacDonald - November 10 – Daybreak Church https://daybreakweb.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/158244

DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • September 17-19 – District Conference, State College

  • October 18-20 – Men’s Work and Worship Weekend, Summit Grove

  • October 29 – Missions Mobilization mtg., district office

  • October 30 – EXCOM and B&I, District Office

EPAD TRAVEL SCHEDULE:

  • September 15 – Stroudsburg Alliance Church 100th Anniversary Celebration, Nate

  • September 22 – Canton Alliance Church, Nate

  • September 29 – Installation service, Locust Valley, Nate

Immanuel Church is accepting resumes in their search for a full-time youth pastor, preferably with prior experience. For more info contact: stevewiggins@immanuelcma.org

DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS: 8 – 5 Monday through Thursday

STAFF MEETINGS, Mondays 10:00 – Noon

 Christi Freimark’s email: christi.freimark@epdalliance.org