Before introducing my wife and myself, I feel the need to confess some of my weaknesses. I am not very good at praying. I had a terrible prayer life before I felt The Lord calling us to lead the prayer ministry. Although we questioned God heavily on His choice to call unfaithful and prayerless people to lead the prayer ministry, He has made His will abundantly clear. Megan and I can not lead the prayer ministry unless we desperately rely on Him to lead it for us. We are a ridiculous choice for this in the world’s eyes, but God has said differently:
“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me,”
2 Corinthians 12:9
“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, ‘Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?’”2 Samuel 7:18
Megan and I deeply desire for Veritas to be a church that seeks our Father’s will by falling onto our knees in prayer. He has given us full and complete access to Himself and has invited us to participate in all that He’s doing. He wants relationship with us (!!!), and that requires prayer. Megan and I can now deeply rejoice in these truths, we who were recently prayerless… look at what the Lord can do through prayer! So let’s walk in this together, as Veritas Community Church, and come humbled before our Savior, to boast in our weaknesses by throwing ourselves at His feet in prayer. We promise you don’t have to be good at it, you’ll fit right in.
Written by Chris and Megan Blum, leaders of the Prayer Ministry. All are welcome at the Weekly Prayer Gathering every Wednesday, 6:00pm, at the Short North Congregation.
Veritas Foundations is a class that talks about everything that makes us what we are as a church and who we are as believers. These classes are required to become a member. Find more info and register on our website!
Family Movie Nights in the Park
Friday night, July 11th, 18th, & 25th at 7:30pm
Come catch a movie with us in Weinland Park! 7:30pm. Movie starts at sunset. What do I bring? Your family, friends, neighbors, lawn chairs, and blankets. We’ll bring games for the kids and popcorn to share.
This fall, Veritas will start a partnership with the Columbus Tutoring Initiative to provide tutors for second and third graders at Weinland Park Elementary school. We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to give 2-3 hours a week to coordinate this partnership. If you are pursuing a career in Education and/or have a heart for Weinland Park with a gifting in volunteer coordination, you are perfect for this job. If you’re interested, email Amy Byler for more information. We’re excited about this opportunity to invest in our local school!
Milo-Grogan West playground finally has a build date! SERVE C’BUS has been working with the Lord Jesus Christ Church in Milo-Grogan to secure funding and partnerships for this safe play space for Milo-Grogan kids. The build date is on Saturday, August 2nd, and we’re in need of 30 volunteers to help with kid’s activities, food/hospitality, and prepping the lot/building the playground. If you can be there, contact Amy Byler or Ryan Johnson.
Join your community in supporting Weinland Park food pantries. Volunteers from Veritas will be helping to maintain garden plots the NNEMAP and Vinyard Church food pantries this summer. If you’re interested in signing up for a shift, or want to get your community group involved in a regular rhythm of service at the gardens, email Kelly Lash.
Genesis: The Gospel
According to Jacob
Genesis is the first book of the Bible and introduces the first act in the drama of redemption. It tells us about the beginning of creation; it tells us about the beginning of sin in the world and the fall of humanity; it tells us about the beginning and formation of the people of God—Israel and the church; but most of all it points us to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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Community groups (CG’s) are at the heart of the ministry and mission of Veritas. They are where we live out a gospel informed life together. A CG is a small group of people who come together to declare and demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ to a specific pocket of people. Being part of a Community Group means being part of a family of people on mission together. Its our hope to have a CG on mission in every neighborhood of Columbus. Look for a group in your neighborhood and join the mission! If there is not a group in your neighborhood, contact us via the contact page and let’s begin talking and praying about starting one there!
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