Testimonies - Testimony from Foundation Church (Received 12/2014):

 

Testimony from Foundation Church (Received 12/2014):

I wanted to pass along all the great things God did this past weekend at our Share Christmas event that TMBN and BGCO helped to fund.

Share Christmas is our opportunity as a church to reach our communities for Christ.  This year, we partnered with four different people groups/communities: DHS Foster Families in Creek County, Shannon Valley Mobile Home Community, Valley Brook Mobile Home Community and Friends/Families/Co-Workers of Foundation Church Members. 

Friday Night: MY1 Night

On Friday night, we hosted a MY1 Night.  Our MY1 night was directed at our church members to encourage them to invite a friend, family member or co-worker who is unchurched, de-churched or lost for a dinner theater.  For the adults and students, we had a great roast dinner with all of the fixings.  They were served at tables by volunteers at our church.  Throughout the evening, they were treated to live Christmas music and door prizes.  After the dinner, they were treated to a Christmas drama/sketch performed by our Creative Arts Team.  

For the kids in the preschool and children areas, they were treated to inflatable games, minute-2-win-it games, crafts, pizza and our evangelistic drama, The Toy Box. (http://www.thetoyboxdrama.com/)

After the drama/sketch, Pastor Scott Hamilton gave an invitation inviting people to do one of at least one of three things:

1.  Step In

a.  Step into a relationship with Christ

b.  Step in through believers baptism

c.  Step in by attending Foundation Church if they do not have a church home. 

2.  Step Out

Step out of a bad habit/hangup or relationship that is keeping you from moving forward in your life and in your relationship with Christ.  (We encouraged people to get plugged into our CR ministry). 

3.  Step Up

Step up in your marriage and family.  We encouraged people to connect with our Re-Engage marriage ministry that meets on Wednesday nights to help improve marriages and families.

We had a good response from our people inviting their friends/co-workers/families.  This evening was a good bridge builder and allowed our church members to invite those that may not necessarily come to a Sunday morning Church Service.

 

Saturday Night

On Saturday night, we hosted Shannon Valley, Valley Brook and Foster Families from DHS. 

Throughout the month of November, we set up an angel tree with names of children who needed gifts from these communities.  Our church members picked the names off of the tree and got gifts for each of the kids.  

The evening included family pictures, a great roast dinner with all of the fixings.  They were served at tables by volunteers at our church.  After the dinner, they were treated to a Christmas drama/sketch performed by our Creative Arts Team. Throughout the evening, they were treated to live Christmas music and door prizes. After the drama/sketch, Pastor Scott Hamilton gave an invitation encouraging them to Step In, Step Out, and Step Up.

For the kids in the preschool and children areas, they were treated to inflatable games, minute-2-win-it games, a Christian Illusionist: Brandon Rainbolt, crafts, pizza and our evangelistic drama, The Toy Box. (http://www.thetoyboxdrama.com/)

It was an exciting weekend where we saw our church come together to serve and we had an awesome response to the Gospel:

  • 35 adults, students and children professed Jesus as Lord
  • 65 preschoolers attended
  • 63 children attended
  • 193 students/adults attended
  • 103+ kids received Christmas gifts from Foundation Church
  • 134 members(children/students/adults) of Foundation Church served in some capacity to make Share Christmas happen.
  • 15 want to start attending Foundation Church
  • 11 are interested in connecting with Celebrate Recovery
  • 11 are interested in connecting with Re-Engage

We are now following up with each person who made a decision and are looking forward to getting them baptized and connected.  Pray for us in this effort!

Thank you so much for your support in helping us with Share Christmas!  Below is the link to see a video of our church being the church at Share Christmas and some of the highlights from a great weekend!

Share Christmas 2015 Highlight Video

Sincerely,

Scott Hamilton                     Mike Lehew

Lead Pastor                         Families and Missions Pastor