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Children’s Ministry Update: Kathy Gilchrist

This year the Waypoint Community has an extra Thanksgiving blessing! Carrie Torres has followed God’s lead to build a strong foundation of learning about God’s love for the children in our midst. We are grateful to Carrie for all she has done to nurture the children and equip families to lead children in their journey of faith and happy for her as she starts a new chapter in the life of her family.
We are equally as thrilled to welcome Kathy Gilchrist as our new Children’s Ministry Director. Kathy has already shown her passion for deepening the faith journey of our community with young families by starting the young families group twice a month on Sunday mornings and being active in BaseCamp. She and her husband Peter have two children, Spence and Mary. On Sunday, November 19 after the service we will celebrate Carrie’s ministry and express our gratitude to her as well as welcome Kathy in her new role.
You can email her at katgilchrist@waypointcommunity.org.
Remembering Jesus words, “Let the little children come to me,” we are excited to partner with Kathy to build the body of Christ among our families and children! Please, join us in praying for Kathy as she embarks on this new role and jump in to support her!

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Feeding Idols

Diagnosing our heart idols is a crucial step in the Gospel Story, because if we do not see how our hearts are feeding on the wrong things we cannot find the sustaining nourishment of God.

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. ~Romans 1:22-24

Most of us, in our culture, feed one of these three idols

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Why We Are Part of Waypoint

–Last Sunday, Whitney Sturge provided “The Welcome” …folks felt she captured well the mission and vision of Waypoint and so we wanted to share her words of why her family comes to Waypoint.

My family and I have been coming to Waypoint for a little over a year now. I’ll never forget the ending to one of Wes’ sermons when we had just started coming here.  He was talking to the youth of the church and said, “I love getting coffee with adults, but I also really love to go get ice cream. I am not just their pastor, but also your pastor.”

We left church that day saying that’s a great mindset for a minister to have. The very next day, we went to T.C.B.Y. While there, we looked over and there was Wes, having ice cream with a high school student. We realized that this wasn’t just a mindset; Wes was serious when he said he wanted to be the youth’s minster as well as the parents’.

Well…We have a 3.5 year-old and a 1 year-old, and it’s so important to us that they feel like it isn’t just their parents’ church, but that they would be able to have a relationship with their church as well. From that moment on, we knew that Waypoint would be a great fit for us.

So, now when friends ask us, where do you go to church? I say Waypoint.

Then they ask, where is that?  I say…it’s across from the sewer.  Their next question is “What is Waypoint?”  Knowing full and well they need the typical demoninational answer, I love to keep going after that and say Waypoint’s goal is to equip you to be able share the gospel in your normal, everyday life wherever that may be. We can bring a little bit of church to our community. As we have gotten more and more involved and gotten to know more of the people that go to this church, we have seen first hand that these people aren’t just about a mindset, they are real, authentic and mean what they say.  We are so grateful to be a part of this church, and thankful for everyone in it!

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