22 Nov Fall 2017 News Letter
Kardia’s First Gathering!
Kardia Church officially launched Sunday, October 8th at 7 PM with a group of 50+ people cultivating hearts through worship and teaching. It was an incredible night as people from throughout the city came together to start this new faith community in Ballard. Overall we cannot say enough about this night and wanted give a special THANK YOU to all of our team, friends of Kardia and our supporting churches who have helped get us here. We would love to see you at our next gathering on December 10th at the same time and place.
Gaining by Losing
“Jesus’ measure of the church is not seating capacity, but sending capacity.” -J.D. Greear
The first two Sunday’s of September our team was commissioned from Cascade Community Church and Sola Church to plant Kardia Church. Local leadership laid hands on us, prayed over us and the entire congregation extended their hands over 4 services to send us out. Overall, this process of being sent out mattered to us. We refused to go plant a church on our own because we know that we are desperate for the Holy Spirit to move in Kardia, we know that we need God to refine us as leaders and for the confirmation of local leadership who affirm our gifting and call. And the last first sundays of September we completed a process that spanned 3 cities, 2 kids born and almost 3 years of faithful perseverance and preparation. Was it easy? Absolutely not. We experienced deep hurts, struggled financially at many points and kept asking God “when & why.” But was it God’s process for us and his church? Absolutely. And we know that God wouldn’t work any other way as he prepared us for what was to come.
Family Health – That we all stay healthy even though we are in a very busy and sometimes stressful season.
Launch of Kardia – For our fall gatherings and that many new people would join our faith community. For our launch team and for more disciples to be made!
Leadership Roles – Pray for various roles we are looking to find people to join us; including worship and kids leads. Please pray for direction and that God is clear who is the right fit for these positions!
Finances – We are be fundraising for Kardia’s 2018-20 budget and our salary. Prayers that all the money we need to raise per year would come in!
Let us know how we can be praying for you!