I am happy to announce that Josh Sakis will be joining the CIL staff in September as our new student pastor. Josh and his wife Brooke have been in vocational ministry for the last three years in Florida, and are excited to bring their newborn son Krew to Tennessee. Josh is a pastor’s son who is passionate about the local church. The Sakis’ are both alumni of Southeastern University (Florida), where Josh earned a B.S. in Church Ministries.
This is how Josh describes his ministry:
I am a highly relational individual. I love to have fun with the people I do ministry with… God has given me a passion to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ unashamedly. Ministry excites me and it is my desire to reach every person I possibly can with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.
Please pray for Josh and Brooke as they prepare to move to our area in mid-September. They are leaving behind family, a great church, and many other opportunities in Florida to serve our congregation. I believe the Sakis family will be an important part of CIL’s future and I am thrilled to have them on our team!
We are going to have a CIL Ten Year Celebration t-shirt for purchase this Sunday ($10). It’s been years since we have sold a CIL product, so we concluded – why not now?
It’s a cool t-shirt, and a great way to remember a special day.
CIL is celebrating 10 years on Sunday, August 12, 2018, and I want you to be a part of it!
I am very excited about this day!
Beth and I have never celebrated a ministry anniversary. We have avoided the recognition of ministry anniversaries to stay focused on the future, and to avoid boasting. But, I realized earlier this year that this lack of celebration was selfish. The dozens of CIL volunteers and leaders who have built this faith community deserve to understand what God has done through our church. We have a unique spiritual family that only God could put together, and He is glorified because we exist.
Then, there are the changed lives! I often am the only one who hears the great stories of transformation through the ministries of CIL. I want to share stories during this Ten Year Anniversary service about Jesus changing lives though our church.
We will also have key people with us who have impacted the development of CIL, including Dr. Charles Gaulden, Pastor David Huff, and worship leader Jonathan Lee.
Please join me for this special Sunday of services on August 12, 2018. The celebration will be at 9am or 10:45am.
Samuel Anoints David, ca. 239 C.E., Dura Europos Synagogue, Syria. (Art Resource, NY.)