Each month, we are posting updates from every church to better keep those part of one church more closely connected with those in the other churches. As we grow as a family, these are important moments to celebrate, pray for, and support what Jesus is doing in these communities. These updates will included updates, stories, prayer requests and a little glimpse into the life of the church. We hope these updates are encouraging to you!
I can’t believe January has already come and gone. 2016 is off and running in Camarillo and we are excited with what God is already doing and can’t wait to see all that He will do in 2016.
January marked some significant changes and exciting things for us a church! We launched a new Community Group led by the Linns and the Lindauers that meeting in Thousand Oaks and we had our first Leadership Community of 2016.
We are blown away after every Leadership Community how the Lord has blessed Anthem Camarillo with such an incredible family that loves the Lord and loves to serve Him together. At LC we shared a few verses that the Lord has laid on our heart for the year.
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17 ESV)
God has been reminding us that He, YHWH, is in our midst and he is mighty to save. So we are praying this year that God would bring 70 people to be baptized this year at Cam. This sounds crazy to us, and has to be something that God does, we cannot do it on our own strength, it's a work only he can do through the power of his Spirit. We’d love to have you join us in praying that God would draw people to himself and that we would see many people baptized this year!
And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. (Zephaniah 3:19 ESV)
We are a fun funky family, and God has brought us together. He’s already begun to gather the lame and outcast, and he’s growing us as a family. He’s turning our shame into praise and we love it! This year we are wanting as a family to grow in our public and private prayer and worship.
We know God has built us to be in relationship with him through prayer, community and engagement with his word. So this year as a church family we are intentionally engaging in his word through a Community Bible Reading plan.
We are inviting our family to grow in prayer and worship. To pray privately for God to draw people to himself and be baptized, to join us for prayer on Sunday mornings at 9:00am, and join us for Third Thursdays as we seek God's face in worship and prayer February 18th, April 21st, and June 16th in Camarillo.
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We cannot express how grateful we are to the Lord and the family of Anthem Churches that we belong to. We love the journey that the Lord has us on and look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us!