Connection Pointe Christian Church

A Thank You From Pastor John

Connection Pointe Family –

2018 was a year we will never forget! Experts warned us to expect a 10-20 percent drop in giving, due to the transition of Lead Pastors, but Connection Pointe, you are not an ordinary church! Thanks to your faithfulness, we were able to meet all our financial obligations and then more. We were able to do more than ever before and set aside additional funds into our emergency reserves. Thank you for your commitment to what God is doing here!

As we’ve experienced our largest attendance numbers ever, we also have seen individual lives changed. I could share so many stories, but a theme has been connecting people in pain to the God Who heals. Heather represents one of these stories.

After the sudden loss of her mom, followed by her dad’s cancer diagnosis, Heather felt God chasing after her. She decided to attend Connection Pointe one weekend. That weekend, she made the decision to surrender to God despite her pain. Her frustration and anger with God have now turned to peace, a calm she can’t explain. Heather is a person who has accepted Christ and is building a relationship with Him. She has found a home at Connection Pointe and a place to connect with Jesus. She was baptized in April this year. Heather summed it up by saying, “Not only did God save my life, but this church saved me as well. I had a loving home, but always felt something was missing, but not anymore.”

Heather is just one of thousands of lives you touched by investing in God’s work at Connection Pointe in 2018.

Here are some other exciting things God did through you:

• We sent more than $1 million outside the doors of our church to send new missionaries to the field, care for children around the world, and give hope to those who don’t yet believe in Jesus.

• We baptized 331 people who placed their faith in Christ this year.

• Our digital reach exploded, and our sermons were watched more than 360,000 times online during 2018. God surprised us with that one!

Thank you for believing in what God is doing at Connection Pointe, and thank you for making it happen with your support and your prayers. We consider it a sacred trust before God to steward your financial gifts for God’s purposes and glory. We are excited to walk into 2019 together—under Christ’s leadership—believing that even greater things are ahead!

Together for our King,

John