Hi Everyone, Happy July! We pray you are enjoying your summer!
I know I have not been the best at keeping this blog up to date. But rest assured, POLO is alive and well in Atlanta!
For the first few months of 2016 our weekly outreach and church service were held inside. The space at Atlanta Outreach Project is small but God was faithful to make it work! From March through June we have been back to meeting weekly outside under the tents serving brunch, having worship and a sharing a message. It’s been a powerful time!
We were also informed that the owner of Kings Glen Apartments (where AOP is located) is going to build out their basement with a kitchen and larger meeting space for us! We are involved in designing it to meet our needs. It will be used for church services as well as classes and ministry to the community, including the young men in A YOUNG MAN’S HoPE (Home of Purpose & Empowerment), the residential discipleship program at AOP where The HUB Atlanta provides ministry support.
For the month of July our ministry team will be taking a sabbatical. Therefore we will not be having our POLO Outreach / HUB Services at Atlanta Outreach Project on Saturdays this month, or hosting our monthly 2nd Friday gathering in Alpharetta.
What is a sabbatical? According to dictionary.com, a sabbatical is “any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.”
It is important to me as a leader that our team stays strong, refreshed and able to pour out to our community at the highest level. And sometimes we can need refreshing and not even be aware of it until we are intentional to step back and have a season where we focus on receiving instead of pouring out.
During this month we will be meeting regularly as a team to press into the Father together and to rest, learn, grow, pray for each other, and retreat from the demands of ministry. The Lord is revealing His vision for future months and we are so excited to let Him prepare us, and launch us further into His will!
We look forward to our time of refreshing and all that the future holds!