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From The Pastor

It is hard to believe summer is here, but it is and it promises to be very exciting. A lot of good things will happen during these months starting in June.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, June 10-14, will, as always, be the headliner of the summer. Hundreds of children and their families will experience the love of the Lord Jesus, be challenged by the Word, and hear the gospel. Please be praying for Stephanie Gilliam, Susan Lambert, and the entire army of hardworking volunteers that will make VBS happen and make it successful. If you would still like to volunteer, please contact Stephanie or Susan and they will put you to work. Pray for the children and families that will come through our doors and pray that many of them will hear, believe, and respond to the gospel. Please pray and be watching for details in regard to follow-up on the back side of VBS.

On our Broadway campus Vacation Bible School has become the FAMILY SUMMER BLAST. It will happen each evening, June 23-26. Basically, it is new way of doing VBS that reaches the entire family with the gospel. In addition to the children who came to Christ last year, at least one adult lady gave her life to Christ and faithfully worships and serves at Broadway today. Please pray for Terri Clark and all of the volunteers who will work to make our second annual Summer Family Blast at Broadway a success. If you can help out, I am confident Terri can put you to work. Please contact her and sign up to help.

There are three staff changes I need to make you aware of. In our offices, Carra-ellen Russell and Meagan Puckett are leaving us to pursue new opportunities. We are so thankful for these two ladies and the amazing value they have added to our team. They have blessed the Highland family and our staff in so many ways.

At Broadway, Jim Trousdale has stepped down as Campus Pastor. This is a transition we have seen coming and talked about for some time. Jim has done an amazing job. His vision, his leadership, his love for people, and the way he and Kaye have invested their lives in that ministry have been used by the Lord to lay a mighty strong foundation. The Trousdales intend to continue worshiping and serving at Broadway. As he explained it when he shared it with them, the only difference is that now they have to stop asking him all the questions.

On Sunday evening, June 9, there will be a time of fellowship at Broadway to celebrate Bro. Jim’s ministry. Please be watching for details and make plans to join us as we express our love and gratitude to Jim and Kaye.

Please pray for Broadway during this transitional season. Bro. Ryan is going to step in and provide interim leadership while a search team from Broadway works with our standing Personnel team and myself in finding our next Campus Pastor.

It is an exciting time to be part of the Highland family of churches. I look forward to all that God has in store for us in the days ahead.


Bro. John

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