Dear CrossPointe,

Our text this Sunday, 1 Thessalonians 3:6–13, gives us a glimpse into Paul's warm pastoral heart for the church. The emotion expressed is especially significant in view of the fact that Paul only spent about a month in Thessalonica. I think this text has much to teach us about God's intention for life in the local church, and how we should abound in love for another. Read the text a few times and we'll see you Sunday!

Grace and peace,


Men’s Systematic Theology (July 28–Sept. 1)
Meet Tuesdays at 7 a.m. in Classroom A as we work through Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology. This time we’ll look at how redemption is accomplished and applied. Contact Brad Evangelista to sign up.

Children’s Ministry Training (Aug. 2, 9 a.m.)
If you’re interested in ministering to children at CP come to this informative training in Classroom B. Contact Cristin Wise to sign up.

Midweek Fellowship: Eschatology (July 29, 5:45 p.m.)
Join us for the final week of our series on the “end times.” We’ll gather for dinner at 5:45 p.m. and move into the sanctuary around 6:30 p.m. for teaching from Brad. All meals are $5, not to exceed $20/family. RSVP for meals and/or childcare by contacting Nicole Carey.

Starting Pointe Membership Class (Aug. 14–16)
This class has three sessions: Gospel (Fri., 6:30–9 p.m.), Community (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon), and Mission (Sun., 6–7:30 p.m.). Childcare is provided. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!