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Top of Mind Monday: Lights & Lottie Edition

Get your CCC Gear before it's gone!

On Sundays we're selling CCC gear to support the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering! After yesterday, all I can say is get it before it's gone! It's going fast!

Lottie Moon Week of Prayer

We introduced the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in the Gathering yesterday and were able to hear about our partners Daniel and Kristen in Kenya. There one of thousands of workers around the globe and the IMB has created an awesome site to help us pray for the mission this week in addition to giving on December 17. Head over to to read more stories of partners around the world and pray for them.

Praying on and over UK's campus

Our friends from Commonwealth City Church in Lexington have invited us to be a part of a really cool prayer initiative! Their church meets on UK's campus and while students are gone, they are filling the campus with prayer! Here's their note on the initiative:

From December 17th to January 7th, the Baptist Campus Ministry has made 429 Columbia Ave. available as a place for prayer.

The prayer room will be open every day from 8am to 8pmwith Christmas Eve and Christmas Day being set aside to spend with family. That’s 12 hours a day for 20 days.

We would love to see as many ministries, churches, and intercessors in the space as possible (no such thing as too much prayer!)

Stations will be set up around the room to invite us into strategic petitions for our city, the nations, repentance, and salvation for the lost. We're grateful that we are not alone in desiring to see “in Lexington as it is in heaven” become a reality.

CCC, you make Katelyn and I feel loved and appreciated

In yesterday's sermon, I shared a real time story about Katelyn and I's struggle in hanging Christmas lights. Long story short, we had failed to get the lights all the way to one of the peaks of our roof line. Last night, after being gone from home all day, Katelyn and I came home to lights properly strung. Check it out:

We don't know who did this, but thank you. And to all of you at CCC, thank you for loving us so well. We marvel often at how gracious you are to us and our kids. You truly make it a joy to serve our church family!

Living your life on mission inspires others to do the same

I'm so grateful for the Embry's sharing with us Sunday morning. But the fact that they actually live their life on mission means they have so much more to share; and they did at EDGE Students at last night! Not only did I have a student coming home excited about what God was doing in their life, but when I asked Kenny this morning how things had gone, he shared that he had a line of students asking to get signed up to go on a mission trip to GAP in the spring. Living your life on mission inspires others to do the same.

So be inspirational this week. Live your life with a different purpose, in a different way: on mission with Jesus.

Be a light that shines bright.


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