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3084 Whitehall Road Muskegon, MI 49445 231-766-5599

Guest Speaker Doug Jones This Weekend! Doug Jones has taught the Word of God in full-time ministry since 1975. Since entering into the ministry, he has served as an associate pastor and senior pastor. He has also served for nine years as the coordinator of Kenneth Hagin Ministries’ Healing School located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is currently an instructor at Rhema Bible Training Center, teaching courses as “Spiritual Growth,” “Righteousness,” “Healing,” and “Life of Honor.” As a result of Doug’s years of experience his teaching style and delivery brings a refreshing and unique simplicity to the truths within God’s Holy Word. We look forward to weekend of healings.

Join us this weekend May 30th and 31st!

www.reslifemuskegon.org

New Website We are revamping our current site to take on a look that is easier to use, more inviting and has features to help you grow in God! You’ll be able to quickly get to the areas that interest you the most. Find out about ministries, events, message series, and podcasting right from the home page. Check it out all of the new features around the end of May, first of June at www.ResLifeMuskegon.org. It’s a great tool for inviting your friends to church!

JuneMessageSeries— JuneMessageSeries—PrayitForward Grow in God Grow in the Church Grow in the

For many of us, it’s the acquisition of faith that we struggle with. Have you ever longed to have more faith, but didn’t know how to get it? Have you ever wanted to live by faith in everyday life? This month-long series goes after the answers to these questions and teaches us about the many aspects of faith. Through creative elements such as amazing videos, dramas, and props, you’ll walk away with a firm understanding of what faith is. Believe your faith can grown and learn how with God!

Services: Saturdays, 7:00 pm. Sundays, 9:15 and 11:15 am

June 2009 Sun

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Wed

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2 3in1 Singles

7

8

14

Fri

Sat

3 Encounter 4 Celebrate Mid-Week Service Recovery plus classes for kids

5

6

9 3in1 Singles

10 Encounter 11 Celebrate Mid-Week Service Recovery plus classes for kids

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15

16 3in1 Singles

17 Vespers with ORU Worship Team

19

20 Men’s Golf Outing ORU Worship Team

21 ORU Worship Team

22

23 3in1 Singles

24 Encounter 25 Celebrate Mid-Week Service Recovery plus classes for kids

26 Girlfriend Bonfire

27 Celebration Weekend

28 Celebration Weekend

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Community

Services: Saturdays, 7:00 pm. Sundays, 9:15 and 11:15 am

Thu

18 Benefit Concert with ORU Worship for MPS

View a complete calendar at www.ResLifeMuskegon.org!


How did God move within Res Life in May? Encounter MidMid-Week Service Our mid-week service has taken off with expressive growth! Through studies that provoke thought, allow for discussion and provide opportunities for questions of Pastor Ron, people are learning how to love God through obedience, keeping it simple, staying away from double-mindedness and having a singleness of heart. These teachings are designed to grow your roots deep with Christ. Take the Word home with memory verses, and study notes. You can even get a recap on the website. Bring a friend and pursue God in a deeper way Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. There are even classes for your kids! Pursue— Pursue—Building Leaders; Changing Lives. Lives God instructs us to go out and make disciples. Pursuing God through leadership skills is one way of doing that. As we grow in our leadership skills, we can better serve the Lord through biblical conduct, thoughts, and actions. The Pursue leadership training sessions focus on how we can make an impact on the world around us. We celebrate what God has done in the church over the last three months in each of the focus areas. The next quarterly Pursue meeting will be on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00 pm.

ORU Worship Team

Celebration Weekends We love to give God praise and Celebration Weekends are designed to do that and more. Through baptism, a mother and daughter renewed their relationship with Christ, a father baptized his children and we rejoiced as altogether 10 people made an outward expression of an inward transformation! People are changing on the inside for God and it is breathtaking to see. It makes you wanna jump and shout! Dedicating their children to the Lord is also an important and valuable step here at Res Life. Seven families dedicated nine sweet children to the Lord as we promised to help raise them together as one big family in Christ. Parenting is a tremendous responsibility and we honor those parents! The next Celebration Weekend is set for June 27 and 28. Communion will be served again and the baptismal tank will be warm and ready to go! If you would like to get baptized, call Lisa Mann at the church or email her at Lisa@ResLifeMuskegon.org.

Personal Growth Resource

Happenings in June Happenings in June Oral Roberts University Traveling Worship Team is Coming! We are thrilled to have a fantastic worship team coming in June! Their vision is to love God, love people, and live worship. They believe that by living their worship unto God, they will represent a generation that is hungry to seek and find the face and heart of God. The ORU worship team will be here ministering Wednesday, June 17 for our bi-monthly Vespers worship service. Get ready to make the roof come down as we give honor, glory, and praise to our God! They will also be here for all three of our weekend services, plus the youth service on Sunday night! Benefit Concert for Muskegon Pregnancy Services To make sure the praise doesn’t end on just one night, the ORU worship team will be playing for a benefit concert here at Res Life to promote Muskegon Pregnancy Services. MPS is one of the local missions that we support. They have a tremendous heart for the Lord and the young people in our area. You don’t want to miss this Michael W. Smith concert-style event on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 pm right in our sanctuary!

Finances As of April 30, 2009

The personal growth resource for May and June is called, You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader. In this inspiring book, the author Mark Sanborn shows how each of us can be a leader in our daily lives and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position. Genuine leadership is not conferred by a title, or limited to the executive suite. Rather, it is shown through our everyday actions, and the way we influence the lives of those around us. This resource has been chosen by the objective leaders and is available for purchase at the bookstore after all our weekend services for only $11.00. It is a great tool for use in ministry as a leader and in your everyday world.

PROFIT AND LOSS Actual

Budget

$ 7,059.00 46,564.80 6,622.20 $60,246.00

$15,000.00 51,115.04 6450.00 $72,565.04

Expenses Creative Expression $ 241.12 Generational Min. 1,388.98 Adult Ministries 1,843.93 Buildings & Growth 45,037.69 Outreach 5,442.65 Total Expenses $53,954.37

$ 1,488.00 1,164.00 2,262.00 43,413.77 4,636.00 $52,963.77

Income Building Fund Tithes/Offerings Other* Total Income

Net Ordinary Income

$6,291.63** $19,601.27

BALANCE SHEET Assets Cash Restricted Cash Stock Gifts Buildings, Land, Equipment Total Assets Liabilities & Equity Accrued Liabilities Long-term Liabilities Equity Total Liabilities & Equity

$

16,645.56 51,481.18 2,616.00 1,921,387.46 $1,992,130.20

$

2,901.93 482,352.94 1,506,875.33 $1,992,130.20

* Missions, miscellaneous ministry deposits, etc. ** Goes directly to the building fund.

Focus on Five There are five focuses that we feel are important expressions of who we are as a church and where we are going. Through these five spotlights in ministry, we are setting goals, watching over the brutal facts, improving, and increasing as more and more opportunities to get involved are launched every quarter. The five classifications for expenses above are the five focuses. To find out what each focus is all about, check out the website!


Res Life Muskegon Newsletter--May 09