MCF Updates

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  • 2019-12-01 Micro-Church Family Update

    It was so good to see so much of our Rez Life family and Wow! what a move of God at the All Church Celebration Sunday.  I cried during the worship (maybe that’s not unusual but it was so precious and his spirit was so strong) as we celebrated Christ’ birth and the greatness of his name.  All I can say is that, you gotta’ come taste and see that the Lord is good and his mercy endures forever! 


    Speaking of his enduring love we heard great updates on what God is doing in the lives of our Children, Youth and also Uganda.  When Pastor Aimee Kyambadde listed the review of activities from this year for Rez Life Uganda it was amazing and awe inspiring and a testament to God’s grace.  Follow that with a message from Pastor David Kyambadde about how God delivered Rez Life Uganda, David and Aimee from worry about a legal war that was waged against them.  Losing sleep and finally recognizing that worry was not trusting God.  Time wasted.  Living with constant stress.  All was avoidable because the battle is the Lord’s and when we trust him he always comes through.  Praise God. What a relief when we realize that he is the one who knows our end from the beginning.  If we understand that, we can have confidence that he guides our steps and has our interest at heart – if we only trust him.  That same powerful God works still today in miracles, healings, provision.  Wow. Thank you Jesus and thank you Pastor David for a powerful and timely word.


    Well, I hope your Thanksgiving was a blessing.  We have so much to be thankful for – life, family, provision.  Sunday Pastor Aimee noted that if we have shoes, we are richer than most.  What do we take for granted?  It’s sometimes easy to grumble that things didn’t go the way we thought they should. And yet, it is God’s grace and provision that is being poured out at the same time we think things are crumbling. 


    Case in point, our teaching in Acts with Stephen’s murder should have set the church in disarray.  And initially, that is maybe what the persecution produced on the surface.  What really happened is that it dispersed a church that was alive and powerful to all regions to preach the gospel – where it spread like wildfire.  When things seem like they are going to pieces – it may be God moving us into areas he wants us to go to be his witnesses and share his love… maybe a lot like the micro-church families?  I don’t know the future, but I know the God who does and will trust him in all things.  He will lead and guide, saving the lost as we obey.  I love it!


    December 14 is a women's Christmas luncheon at Rez Life Wacona. The event is free but the experience will be priceless! See https://rezlife.org/events for the Christmas Luncheon Registration but register soon because it is limited to the first 35 :-)

    https://rezlife.org/events


    And speaking of Church on the Hill, they are a sister ministry to us – a blessing from God.  He has rightly fit us together to supply things to each body that make us both stronger together than we would be as individuals.  That’s called synergy… 1 plus 1 = 3! Church on the Hill also has activities you can take advantage of such as men’s and women’s events.  You can see their website for details http://churchonthehillchaska.org/ and participate whenever possible.


    As always, we pray for each of you that God will unite our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and grant us boldness to share with those God places in our paths.  We are praying for signs and wonders, healings and miracles to become commonplace among the church.


    Where are the Micro-Churches?  Want to come Sunday?  Here they are.  The registration link below can be used to let your host family know you are coming.


    Meeting from 10 AM – 12PM:

         Information for Rez Life Belle Plaine (children’s ministry provided)

         Information for Rez Life Chanhassen (children’s ministry provided)
         Information for Rez Life Missions House (Eden Prairie)
         
    Information for Rez Life Shakopee


    Meeting from 2 PM – 4PM:

         Information for Rez Life Carver (children’s ministry provided)


    As always, if you have any questions or comments, please email me at plee@rezlife.org. I love you all and hope to see you on Sunday!!


    Pastor Lee

     

  • 2019-11-25 MICRO-CHURCH FAMILY UPDATE

    What did we learn this week in our study of Acts 7? You might be surprised in reading the verses because Stephen, one of the newly selected Deacons was falsely accused and then stoned to death.  However, in the defense given by Stephen, he recounted the promises and faithfulness of God through the ages despite the faithlessness, rebellious nature of Israel. God's showed his love for them and saving grace as they cried out to him for help and God's plan of redemption in sending the messiah. But instead of receiving the messiah, they murdered him.  In turn, they murdered Stephen even as he asked God to forgive them.  That's a powerful testimony.  When people wrong us (far from stoning), do we react with violence or grace? I think in these verses, we are challenged to search our hearts and allow God to change us into his image.


    It is striking how the devil thought he had won when he crucified Jesus.  However, instead of crushing God's plan, it was the very act needed to break the power of sin and death through his atoning sacrifice and resurrection to make life and salvation available to us. I suppose the devil might have thought again, maybe this time, if I kill the bold and outspoken Stephen then we will stop the church dead in its tracks.  How did that work out?  See us in the Micro-Church December 8 and we'll be talking about how the world was set on fire! Wow! Do we serve a miracle working God?  Amen, we absolutely do and the signs and wonders he did then he can do again.


    PLEASE BE AWARE: This Sunday, December 1 there are no Micro-Church Family (MCF) meetings.  Instead, join us at the All-Church Celebration Service from 4 - 6PM at Church on the Hill, 950 Trumble Street Chaska, MN 55318.. See https://rezlife.org/events for event information. We will fellowship, worship and have word. Children's ministries are provided for ages 1 - 6 and grades 1 - 6.


    Since there will not be MCF meetings this coming week, you are all invited to Church on the Hill, 10AM to worship and hear an anointed missions speaker. Brother Sussie is from southern India, ministering as the radio voice for "Back to the Bible, India." Sussie spends most of the year praying and fasting then travels worldwide as a teacher and prophetic voice. He will teach and then minister in the prophetic and prayer after service. Prayer is at 9AM, worship and word at 10AM. This will be a great time with a church that has a heart much like Rez.


    Youth Group meets each Wednesday night, 6:30PM at the Rez Life Waconia house.  ** NOTE: No service November 27 (Thanksgiving week), December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Years).


    That's all for now.  Love you all!  I hope to see you at the Micro Churches soon :-)


    Pastor Lee


  • 2019-11-18 Micro-church family update

    What happens when great plans start to have issues that overtake us?  Even the best and brightest can face such challenges.  Case in point, the apostles in Acts 6 were doing the right things.  They started the church. It was growing. People were coming to Christ in impressive numbers.  Caring members provided from their wealth to help the poor.  What’s the problem?  Along with prayer and preaching, the apostles were being consumed by the logistics of a growing organization.  What could they do?  They appointed 7 men of impeccable reputation, full of wisdom and the Holy Spirit to take over the complex logistics of the church outreach programs.  At that time, the first “deacon” position was born in the church and, with the Holy Spirit to guide, they solved the issue and allowed the Apostles to focus on prayer and preaching.  That’s only a sample of what happened in Acts 6.  Want more? One of those deacons was so full of the Holy Spirit, wisdom and boldness that, when the religious community challenged him on law and prophets concerning Jesus, they were thoroughly humiliated.  That man was Stephen.  His wisdom was so complete that the only thing they could do to stop him was to lie about him.  Have you ever faced a time when you knew God had called you to do something but you were persecuted and challenged that you had really heard from God?  If you step out for God, you will face such challenges.  What happens next is truly remarkable – but – you will have to wait until next week OR come to the Micro-Church to join in the conversation J


    I am always so impressed with the lessons for our kids.  Ana and Jean always have great crafts and bible lessons designed to help them understand the love God has for them; the price Jesus paid for them; the authority and power they can walk in – even as a young person – as they allow Christ to be in the forefront.  These are mighty boys and girls for God in the making.

    Remember about the Youth Group which meets each Wednesday night, 6:30PM at the Rez Life Waconia house.  ** NOTE: No service November 27 (Thanksgiving week), December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Years).


    Remember, the December 1
    st (Sunday) is our All-Church Celebration Service at Church on the Hill, Chaska. See https://rezlife.org/events for event information or Map Church on the Hill .

     

    As always, we pray for each of you that God will unite our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and grant us boldness to share with those God places in our paths.  We are praying for signs and wonders, healings and miracles to become commonplace among the church.


    Where are the Micro-Churches?  Want to come Sunday?  Here they are.  The registration link below can be used to let your host family know you are coming.


    Meeting from 10 AM – 12PM:

         Information for Rez Life Belle Plaine (children’s ministry provided)

         Information for Rez Life Chanhassen (children’s ministry provided)
         Information for Rez Life Missions House (Eden Prairie)
         Information for Rez Life Shakopee


    Meeting from 2 PM – 4PM:

         Register for Rez Life Carver (children’s ministry provided)


    As always, if you have any questions or comments, please email me at
    plee@rezlife.org. I love you all and hope to see many of you on Sunday!!

     

    Pastor Lee

     

  • 2011-11-11 Micro-church family update

    Acts chapter 5.  That’s what we focused on this week – and a dandy it was!  What was happening with the church, the apostles, how was the Holy Spirit demonstrating power and might through his people?  What should you expect when implementing a tasks God has given you?  Do we often say, if everything is going right it must be God?  Sometimes.  However, despite the criticism and flogging the apostles received, they were grateful and full of joy to have been found worthy of suffering for the sake of Christ.  Amazing! 


    Next week, the church continues to grow and that leads to new challenges.  Wow! That sounds like time-appropriate scriptures we should consider as the Micro Church Families are growing. Come and be a part of the worship, discussion, prayer for each other and our growing kids.


    The Children this week were learning about the “Father’s Heart”.  We know that the image children will form of their Heavenly Father is based on how their earthly father is and interacts with them.  This week they learned that, even if they have great earthly fathers, they may sometimes react in ways that are hurtful.  Their heavenly Father, being perfect, always reacts with compassion and love.  He may discipline, but it is always in love.  Knowing first-hand their Heavenly Father, his attributes and love for them helps them as they grow as children of the kingdom into spiritual and earthly fathers and mothers so they can know and represent well the God who gave his son for them and wants to have relationship with them.  God loves them and can always be trusted.


    From Jami and Mark comes the following regarding the ReThink Youth Apologetics Conference this last Thursday and Friday.


    • 10 amazing youth along with Mark and I completed 10 hours of training in Apologetics. We are all equipped with how to combat various myths the world believes to be truth. Our weapon is the truth within the Word of God. The main theme was myths about False Ideas. All the speakers were expressive and genuine and brought a wonderful balance to each heavy topic with a fun energized approach to keep youth engaged. Our attending youth had an awesome time and were able to gain great knowledge on a variety of topics. The main point at the end of our 2-day conference was to symbolically leave a little stone in the other person's shoe to have them ponder on their own words and false ideas. We were taught 2 simple questions to put back on the other person when challenged. 1. "What do you mean by that?" to gather additional information and learn why they believe what they believe. 2. Then reverse the burden of proof back onto them with the follow up question "How did you come to that conclusion?" thus removing all the pressure off us. Thank you for prayers and support as we continue to train up His youth for His kingdoms glory. - Mark and Jami Kruschke

    When challenged, will you ready to give an answer why you believe the Word of God? There are a lot of resources out there to help educate yourself.  Your youth can also now help 😊  Some MCF may also incorporate an Apologetics Minute to help strengthen your faith and give you a little ammo that will help when facing criticism designed to undermine the basis of faith.


    Remember, the 1st Sunday of each month is our Scheduled All-Church Celebration time.  Check the https://rezlife.org/events website for any last-minute updates on timing (especially around the New Year).


    Finally, we pray for each of you that God will unite our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and grant us boldness to share with those God places in our paths.


    Where are the Micro-Churches?  Want to come Sunday?  Here they are.  The registration link below can be used to let your host family know you are coming.


    Meeting from 10 AM – 12PM:

         Information for Rez Life Belle Plaine (children’s ministry provided)

         Information for Rez Life Chanhassen (children’s ministry provided)
         Information for Rez Life Missions House (Eden Prairie)
         Information for Rez Life Shakopee


    Meeting from 2 PM – 4PM:

         Register for Rez Life Carver (children’s ministry provided)


    As always, if you have any questions or comments, please email me at plee@rezlife.org. I love you all and hope to see many of you on Sunday!!


    Pastor Lee

  • 2019-11-04 Micro-church Family update

    What a glorious time we had Sunday afternoon at the Rez All Church Celebration at Church on the Hill, Chaska!  It was our first of many and it was a dandy.  Our worship team was joined by two worship leaders and the bass player from the Church on the Hill worship team.  It was a powerful time of breakthrough and Spirit-led worship followed by a Word from God by Pastor Bill about following God and when the battle chooses you.  We didn’t record the sermon this month but will be trying to in upcoming months.  Remember, the 1st Sunday of each month is our Scheduled All-Church Celebration time.  Check the https://rezlife.org/events website for any last-minute updates on timing (especially around the New Year).


    Other ministries also shared their heart and what God is doing.  The children’s ministry update was from Analiza Bowman.  She shared about the word, activities, anointing with oil, learning how to pray and pray for each other.  Learning about God, the trinity and being strong.  What a powerful ministry for our kids!


    Also, Jami Kruschke share about the youth and what God has been doing.  Her teachings have transitioned to equipping the youth to be able to defend the Gospel and understand WHY the bible is true and reliable.  Uff-da!  That’s some heavy lifting.  But, praise God, it is a passion for Jami and Mark to help youth live strong productive lives, hearing from God, being able to “give a defense” for the Gospel in the face of evolutionary and secular pressures.  Just to remind you one more week, there is an Apologetics Conference called “ReThink Youth Conference” at Grace Church, Eden Prairie that the youth will be attending this coming Friday and Saturday – equipping with knowledge and understanding.  But, don’t let the “youth” title fool you.  You can still come if you are college age as well.  See the https://rezlife.org/events website for details on how to register.


    An interesting dynamic occurs at the Micro Churches.  We have all begun teaching from Acts – in large part because it describes the birth and struggles of the church.  Somehow that seems appropriate given the start of Micro Churches.  This coming week we are on Acts 5 which describes a very interesting set of events...  Ananias and Saphira, followed by religious persecution.  Read the chapter and come prepared to have a great discussion.  The “interesting dynamic” I referenced above is that, even though we teach on the same chapter, each MCF will be teach in distinctly different ways and emphasize different conclusions – all led by the Holy Spirit just for your Micro Church.  That’s amazing!  After teaching through chapter 12, each MCF will individually select the teaching as God leads them.  This means your MCF will have teaching specific to each location customized by Holy Spirit guidance.  That’s what I call Spirit led.  Finally, what goes on at MCFs?  Worship, Word, Ministry including prayer for each other and gathering around those needing immediate prayer from the whole body.


    I want to also remind you that we have Pastor Care ministries available.  This ministry is a prayerful counseling ministry where you can help work through the difficult issues.  They provide for inner healing, speaking the word of God into your specific circumstance, helping find freedom from bondages whether physical or emotional among others.  You can find information on the https://rezlife.org website and use the form in the https://rezlife.org/events calendar.  When you sign up, one of the Rez Life Pastor Care Ministry team will contact you to gather information and setup an appointment.


    Where are the Micro-Churches?  Want to come Sunday?  Here they are.  The registration link can be used to let your host family know you are coming.


    Meeting from 10 AM – 12PM:

         Register for Rez Life Belle Plaine (children’s ministry provided)

         Register for Rez Life Chanhassen (children’s ministry provided)
         Register for Rez Life Missions House (Eden Prairie)
         Register for Rez Life Shakopee


    Meeting from 2 PM – 4PM:

         Register for Rez Life Carver (children’s ministry provided)


    As always, if you have any questions or comments, please reach me at plee@rezlife.org and I hope to see you at one of the Micro-Church Families on Sunday!


    Pastor Lee

     

  • 2019-10-28 Micro-Church family Update

    This week was very exciting.  We had several friends come to visit Micro-Church Families on Sunday.  Some were from Rez Life previously and experiencing the Micro-Church for the first time and some had been a part of Rez Ministries many years ago and are reconnecting.  God is good and seeing these family members is such a blessing.  The meetings were filled with times of worship, interaction, word, and great fellowship along with amazing times of Children’s Ministry.  Did you know that kids are being anointed with oil for God’s service?  They are learning what it is to be God’s child and serve the living God – what it is to care about others and pray for them – what it is to ask Jesus into their hearts.  I love our children’s leaders and the call of God on their lives.



    Later in the afternoon, we saw a lot of our extended Rez Family at a going away open house for Gerald and Andrea Bbosa who left this morning for Pennsylvania.  It was such a blessing to see so many of our friends, catch up and talk about what God is doing.   Gerald and Andrea were precious to our body and will be missed.  I know God has a plan for their lives that they are following and we both bless and pray for them.


    REMEMBER: No Micro-Church Families this week!!  Instead, Sunday from 4 – 6PM join Pastors Bill and Sharon at the All Church Celebration at Church on the Hill, 950 Trumble Street Chaska, MN 55318. (Thanks, Pastor Mike!)  This will be a great celebration where all are welcome to join us – MCF attenders, visitors, extended family… everyone!! Come prepared to worship, interact, receive word, have fun and fellowship.  It also is “Birthday and Anniversary Sunday” so we extend blessings for those born or wed in November with cake and coffee afterwards.


    The Rez Life Youth Group under the direction of Jami and Mark Kruschke has been fun to see blossom.  Your teens are leading the group, inviting friends and having a great time getting to know each other, learning life lessons, ministry principles and getting to know God. 


    One other reminder, the group will be participating in the ReThink Youth Conference at Grace Church on November 8 and 9.  Information for that Apologetics event – equipping the Youth on why the bible is true and the science behind it – is on the https://rezlife.org/events webpage.


    That’s it for now. If you have questions please email me at plee@rezlife.org.   Love you all and hope to see you at the Celebration next week!!


    Pastor Lee

  • 2019-10-21 Micro-church family update

    Another installment of the Rez Life Micro-Church update and an interesting thing is starting to happen at the micro-churches.  Yep, it is true that God is moving and touching lives through the worship, word, testimonies, kid's ministries and fellowship which is amazing.  But what is interesting and makes me very happy is to see those attending starting to truly become "family".  What is family?  It's caring for one another.  It's spending time with one another.  It's talking together, praying together, breaking bread together and enjoying the company of each other.  Dare I say, once you start to get to know each other, the real person comes out and bonds are formed.  Thank you to all who are participating and forming these family bonds.  Who knows what the future holds for this nation or its churches but the very gates of hell cannot destroy the bonds of love and fellowship that are being built at this time.  God is doing something very special.

    I should note that we had another great week.  And it's hard for me to believe it's only been 3 weeks since we started!  God is so good.  The Youth have been having an amazing time Wednesdays at Rez Life Waconia and Mark and Jami Kruescki are doing wonderful work pouring into the youth - preparing them for ministry both as teens and later as adults.  This is the type of training you want your sons and daughters to participate in.  Speaking of that - don't forget that there is an Apologetics conference coming up November 8 and 9 that still can be signed up for.  Check out the https://rezlife.org/events calendar information.

    One other quick update for November 3.  We will be hosting our first ALL CHURCH CELEBRATION SERVICE from 4 - 6PM.  It is tentatively slated for Rez Life Waconia location but if the venue changes I will alert you as quickly as I know.  This will be time of fellowship, worship, word with the WHOLE body (all members, guests, friends are welcome) and Pastors Bill and Sharon.  I am very excited about this and, as I noted to you last last week, there may be limited space, so get your registration in early using this registration form or email me at plee@rezlife.org.

    Love you all and hope to see you this week at one of the Micro-Churches!

    Register for Rez Life Belle Plaine
    Register for Rez Life Carver
    Register for Rez Life Chanhassen
    Register for Rez Life Missions House (Eden Prairie)
    Register for Rez Life Shakopee

    Pastor Lee


  • 2019-10-15 Micro-church family update

    Wow!  What a great week.  God is good and we had some powerful services at the 5 Micro-Church Family (MCF) locations and Youth group.  A total of 69 adults and children (including hosts) were in attendance and we had a number of new guests.  We are so grateful to God for his continued guidance and grace each week as we gain our footing.  

     

    Thank you also to those who have come out to support us each week.  It is such an encouragement to us and we enjoy the refreshing times of worship, word, children's ministries and fellowship (including food!).  These are special times.  As Pastor Bill has said in the past (others have said this as well), don't despise small beginnings.  God has in the past and will in the future guide us where he wants us to go.  

     

    Youth group continues strong at our Rez Life Waconia location where teens are learning to take the lead in serving and not remain passive.  Keep these young people in prayer as they go to the ReThink Apologetics conference November 8 and 9.  We pray that this seminar will be a strong tool in equipping our soon-to-be college age kids with the knowledge and boldness to not only defend the gospel against heresy but also give them the confidence that what they carry in their hands (bible) is verifiably what was written in the 1st century and is the true Word of God.  If you know some teens or young adults that would like to go to this, instructions are on the Rezlife.org/events website.

     

    We also had a great time at the twice-a-month Thursday evening worship teaching, practice and free worship night.  These are for training in technical aspects such as harmony and worship set construction, put into practice the technical training, practice for the All Church Celebration (1st Sunday of the month), spend time and flow in worship.  Times are shown on the rezlife.org/events calendar and location is Rez Life Chanhassen.

     

    Lastly, please plan on attending the All Church Celebration November 3rd at Rez Life Waconia.  That Sunday all Micro-Church Families, friends, guests (everyone is welcome) will have a combined celebration service with Pastors Bill and Sharon.  There is room for about 60, so registration opportunity will be setup later this week and available so you can make sure to reserve a spot :-)

     

    That's it for now.  I pray we will see you on Sunday at one of the MCFs at 10AM or 2PM.  As always, we encourage you to let your host know you are coming and what you might bring to share in the meal. 

    Love you all!


    Pastor Lee Valle
    Resurrection Life Church and World Ministry Center
    http://www.rezlife.org

     

  • 2019-10-07 Micro-church family Update

    What an amazing day!  We had 5 Micro-Church Families (MCFs) with their initial services.  Thank you to those who came to support and participate in the kick-off.  The worship. The Word.  The Ministry.  The Fellowship.  All amazing and I am so thankful to God for pouring out his spirit.  I believe for most of us, afterwards, we were ready for a well-deserved mid-afternoon nap. 

    This coming week we move from Acts 1 to Acts 2: One of the most exciting chapters in the bible as the Holy Spirit is poured out like a "mighty rushing wind".  This is exciting because it not only changed the lives of the disciples and turned the world upside down but still changes lives today; helping us to live a life filled with his overcoming power.  This message is for YOU!

    I know you'll want to be there, so below are the forms or emails to let your host know you are coming and coordinate food:

    One change beginning this week: Rez Life Carver will meet starting at 2PM Sundays featuring adult and children's ministries plus food (worship, word and food - what could be better? :-))

    Youth ministries continue at Rez Life Waconia on Wednesday's 7PM where the youth are learning to be leaders and ministers of the gospel.  It's an exciting time.  Also, remember the ReThink Apologetics Conference November 8 and 9.  Details can be found on the https://rezlife.org/events calendar.

    Pastoral Care Ministries is now available.  This ministry is geared around counseling and prayer.  You may call the church at 952-934-LIFE (5433) to request an appointment.  

    November 3rd is our All Rez Life Family and Friends meeting from 4PM - 6PM.  Location: TBD (will send out notice at a later time.)  This event will be hosted by Pastors Bill and Sharon and have worship, word, birthday celebration, cake and fellowship.  It will be a great time and ALL ARE INVITED!!  Yay!

    Please keep your MCF leaders in prayer and see what you can do to volunteer or how you can help.  We are looking forward to seeing each of you in the upcoming service on October 13.  

    Love you all! 

    Pastor Lee Valle plee@rezlife.org

  • 2019-10-01 micro-church family update

    Families, the time has finally come! This Sunday October 6 marks the start of 5 Micro-Church Families (MCF). Each will meet at 10AM at the following locations.

    Rez Life...


    • Form: Belle Plaine Email: rezlifebelleplaine@rezlife.org

    • Form: Carver Email: rezlifecarver@rezlife.org

    • Form: Chanhassen Email: rezlifechanhassen@rezlife.org

    • Form: Eden Prairie Email: rezlifemissionshouse@rezlife.org

    • Form: Shakopee Email: rezlifeshakopee@rezlife.org


    As always, you are welcome to visit each MCF on subsequent weeks to find the family that best fits your needs. See https://rezlife.org/ministries/micro-church-families for details and directions to each location.


    Also, remember that November 3rd we will meet as a full church from 4 - 6PM. More information will follow for this but ALL are invited - friends, family, guests and childcare is provided. That will also be Birthday Sunday so can prepared to fellowship and have coffee and cake afterwards.


    Lastly, if you have not already, please let your host know you are coming by emailing using the link to the form or email above. This will help with setup and food planning. If you are able to bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share, also let them know.


    Love you all and see you on Sunday!

    Pastor Lee


  • 2019-09-25 Micro-Church Family Update

    Well, only about 1-1/2 weeks to go until the start of Micro-Church families! Which one are you going to? We invite you to participate in each MCF weekly to find which one best fits your style and needs. And that's an interesting point - each church will have its own unique style but all will have a heart of worship, word, ministry and connection. In addition, pastoral care appointments are now available. Use the Event Registration form in the Events calendar (https://rezlife.org/events) for the MCF you will be attending to let your host know you are coming and what food they can expect you might bring to share. If you have questions about food or cannot bring some, it's okay. Just let your MCF leader know.


    This update is brief because some of your MCF leaders are in Israel (including me!). We are looking forward to a great time starting October 6.


    We love you all and are excited to finally be close to underway.


    Pastor Lee

  • 2019-09-17 micro-church family Update

    Can you believe it? Only 3 weeks until Micro Churches start - and I can hardly wait! Last Sunday our leadership training was at Rez Life Shakopee and we had a marvelous time of worship, word and fellowship. These are key traits you can expect at each MCF (Micro-Church Family.) That's the reason we are confident you will want to invite others to come. God puts people in your path and, as ministers of the Gospel (all of us), He asks us to reach them. That can sound intimidating but, it can be very easy to say... "can I pray with you? By the way, we have a great Micro-Church Family that you would really enjoy coming to. Would you like to come with me?" How easy is that? Our goal is to reach people with the love of God and connection with an MCF family that will lead to salvation.


    Every Wednesday our youth ministries at Rez Life Waconia continue to have great times as lives are changed and they, in turn, reach out to others. Also the Book Study on Wednesdays at Waconia Carabou also is a time for adults to spend in fellowship and study. Contact plee@rezlife.org for details.


    Please be in prayer for a group from Rez Life headed to Israel September 18 - 28 that we have a life changing time there and the Holy Spirit brings us additional revelation and understanding of his word, geo-political forces and how to focus our prayers to be of most effect... that we return with a new boldness and knowledge of Him.


    As always, as you plan to attend an MCF (and you are welcome to try all of them on subsequent weeks) please use the https://rezlife.org/events calendar to alert your host you are coming and what food you might share.


    Lastly, remember that November 3rd (and the 1st Sunday of each subsequent month) we will be meeting as a large Rez Life family with Pastors Bill and Sharon from 4 - 6PM at Chapel Hill Academy in Chanhassen. All are welcome and encouraged to invite your friends. It is also Birthday celebration Sunday so, cake and coffee afterwards. Child ministries through grade 5 are provided.


    We love you all and are praying for you.


    Pastor Lee

  • 2019-09-08 micro-church family Update

    Wow! What a fantastic time of worship, communion, word, children’s ministry and fellowship we had this week. Last week we were at Rez Life Belle Plaine as previously reported and absolutely loved it. This week we were at Rez Life Chanhassen staking our claim for the Kingdom of God and the moving of the Holy Spirit. We have only four weeks and two more stops in our leadership training times before Micro-Church Families are open for all to attend. October 6 at 10AM is that day when we have our first MCF meetings in Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Carver, Shakopee and Belle Plaine. See the https://rezlife.org/events page for details and to alert your MCF host you are coming.


    Youth ministry had another amazing week at Rez Life Waconia on Wednesday. I love it when young people are having a great time with each other and in God’s presence – learning how to be young people on-fire for God. Don’t forget there is the Apologetics conference coming as well.


    As noted previously, the Book Club also is available for adults on Wednesday evenings in Waconia. Both the Book club and Youth Group can be found at https://rezlife.org/events.


    It’s not too late to sign up for the September 13 men’s Steak Fry! The guest speaker will be Jamie Langer, head of Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes. You can sign up at https://rezlife.org/events.


    Once again, I would encourage you to let the Micro-Church Family that you are coming and what food you might be bringing. There is fellowship following the service at each location and we ask, if possible (it’s not a requirement), that you bring something to share (ask your host what is needed). When you register for the event on https://rezlife.org/events it helps us ensure we have enough food for all.


    Much more information on the events page so check there for specific dates, times and locations.

    We love you all and are excited to begin building Micro-Church Families every week. Come, taste and see that the Lord is good and His mercy is everlasting.


    Email plee@rezlife.org with questions.

    Pastor Lee


  • 2019-09-01 micro-church family Update

    Can you believe it? Only 5 weeks until Micro-Churches begin! Your leadership team has been hard at work preparing our homes, studying lesson plans, service logistics and praying, praying, praying. That is also our hope for you – that you are praying for your pastors, leaders and those helping to make this major move into Micro-Church Families a great experience and one where the Holy Spirit has the freedom to flow in power and in might.


    Last Sunday we met at Rez Life Belle Plaine for a leadership service. In addition, we anointed Mark and Jami for service and “staked” out the ground for God. No weapon formed against us shall prosper – and the stake represents a boundary marker that the ground and locations are God’s. The service along with the anointing, stake and prayer of dedication was a powerful time.


    Our Youth continue to meet at Rez Life Waconia on Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM and this week the youth brought visitors! What? You mean the Youth are actually reaching out to those God puts in their path to invite to the group and be discipled? Yup! They are learning how to be mighty men and women of God – unashamed of the Gospel and confident in their testimony. In fact, they are attending an Apologetics conference (defense of the Gospel) in November. See https://rezlife.org/events for details and email rezlifeyouth@rezlife.org with any questions.


    The Book Club also is available for adults on Wednesday evenings in Waconia. Both the Book club and Youth Group can be found at https://rezlife.org/events.


    On September 13, the men are having a Steak Fry! The guest speaker this year will be Jamie Langer, head of Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This will be an amazing time of fellowship, food and testimony. You can sign up at https://rezlife.org/events.


    Lastly, I would encourage you to let the Micro-Church Family that you are coming and what food you might be bringing. There is food and fellowship following the service at each location and we ask, if possible (it’s not a requirement), that you bring something to share. Registering at the event on https://rezlife.org/events will help us ensure we have enough food quantity and type.


    Whew! That’s a lot of info. If you have any questions after checking the events calendar, please ask at plee@rezlife.org.


    I am EXCITED!! Pastor Lee


  • 2019-08-25 micro-church family Update

    2019-08-25 update: Rest assured, your Micro-Church Family (MCF) leadership teams have been diligently planning and training. And there are only 6 weeks till our first MCF meeting! In fact, there are 5 MCFs for you to choose from: Rez Life Chanhassen, Rez Life Carver, Rez Life Shakopee, Rez Life Belle Plaine, Rez Life Missions House. See https://rezlife.org/ministries/micro-church-families for directions.


    All MCF will meet 10AM on Sundays and at https://rezlife.org/events, each MCF has a link included in the event information so you can let the host know you are coming, how many and what you are bringing to share. This is not essential but really helps with MCF planning.


    More great news! Our monthly “All Church, MCF and Friends Celebration” beginning in November has a new location… Chapel Hill Academy, Chanhassen from 4PM – 6PM. This answers the question of how we will fit all the people (all are welcome – both attenders and guests!) into a house. And, you guessed it… time and location information is on the events calendar starting November 3rd. Full worship, word, ministry and fellowship.


    Youth update: last week we had 16 and an absolutely great time filled with fun, activities, word and ministry. In addition to weekly ministry, many will be attending a November apologetics conference at Grace Church. Information for the conference is also in the events calendar. Folks, ministry to our youth is a vital activity you can take part in as an assistant. Contact rezlifeyouth@rezlife.org for how you can help.


    For adults, at the same time as youth ministry, there is the Book Study at Caribou, Waconia.


    I love you all and pray you will come to a Micro-Church Family, taste and see that the Lord is good and that his mercy is everlasting – AND – that His spirit flows. Bring your friends and, if possible, please alert the MCF you are coming using the event form at https://rezlife.org/events.


    Pastor Lee


  • 2019-08-19 micro-church family Update

    Micro-Church Families

    Well, only 6 weeks until we go-live with Micro-Church Families in Belle Plaine, Carver, Chanhassen and Shakopee. During August and September we are doing prayer, preparation and leadership training – all so that, when we open the Micro-Churches in October, we are ready for what God is bringing. What is he bringing? Family! Some of those family we already know. God also has an extended family waiting to be reached and loved, and we look forward to seeing the harvest. 


    These past 3 weeks of leadership training have made me more excited than ever about what God is doing and the impact the MCFs will have. This past week, in addition to the training, we also did baptism.


    ** NOTE: If you are wanting to be baptized, please let me know. Another baptism is possible before Fall but I need to know. ** 


    Youth and Book study

    Youth ministry for grades 6-12 continues Wednesday evenings from 6:30PM - 8:00PM at Rez Life Waconia (9025 Airport Rd., Waconia, MN 55387.) Attendance has been great and they are having a wonderful time of fun, fellowship, word and ministry.


    For the adults dropping off their teens, the book study "Come to Papa: Encountering the Father That Jesus Knew" by Gary Wiens continues at a local cafe / coffee shop hosted by Esther Young.

    For more information, please contact Mark and Jami at RezLifeYouth@rezlife.org


    General Notes

    I know it is hard to wait and I hope these updates help you know what is going on and the great things ahead. However, most importantly, I want you to know that we are praying for you. We are praying that the Holy Spirit guides your heart in Christ Jesus with the peace of God that passes our understanding. I can’t tell you exactly why I am so convinced this is the right path for Resurrection Life Church. But, I have no doubts that this is the right direction and we are simply following his clear direction.


    Be blessed. We love you all. If you have questions, please reach out to me at plee@rezlife.org.

    ~ Pastor Lee


  • 2019-08-11 micro-church family Update

    Well, we had another amazing Leadership Training weekend on Giving. Did you know that Giving is a lifestyle of submission to God and not just about money? Money is an area we often struggle with and yet, God is looking for us to be Givers in every area of our lives including money. When we are givers - knowing He is the one who supplies our needs and the giver of all we have - He can pour out his blessing on us. 


    Only 8 more weeks until we start Micro Church Families and I am very excited (see https://rezlife.org for locations and times). The family experience is fulfilling, refreshing …AND... we will still get together as a larger family body the first Sunday of each month beginning in November.   


    Here are a couple quick updates for you. 

    1. 15 attended the Youth Group this week and had an absolutely amazing time! It is underway Wednesdays 6:30PM to 8PM at Rez Life Waconia – for Grades 6 – 12
    2. The Book Study also started this week at Caribou, Waconia – Wednesdays 6:30PM to 8PM. Come, drop off kids at Youth Group and then come for a cup of coffee, fellowship and discussion
    3. Check out the Events calendar for timing and locations. https://rezlife.org/events
    4. Aimee Kyambadde, Debra Baum, Pat and Carl Huseth have begun planning for the Pastoral Care Ministries and have great ministry ahead. More to follow but I am very excited about the amazing things God is doing in this and each of the other areas of ministry. 
    5. Lastly, there will be other “extensions” as we move into October and beyond – such as Thursday night worship time and training at Rez Life Chanhassen plus more.   
    6. I would like to check if there were those who are interested in water baptism and, more specifically, have family members (or themselves) who are ready to take that important step of sharing your Faith in God through being baptized.   If this is something you have been considering or are ready to do, please contact me at plee@rezlife.org

    Check the Events calendar and watch Facebook for updates and email plee@rezlife.org with any questions. Remember: Come, taste and see that the Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. You will never by the same. 


    Thank you and God bless you., Pastor Lee


  • 2019-08-04 micro-church family Update

    Only 9 weeks until Micro-Church Families start! In the meantime, your leadership team is meeting, training and preparing to serve our families starting in October. After our first MCF Leadership Sunday (MCF Leadership only, sorry) I am super-pumped about the Micro-Churches and what God is doing. Get ready for Rez Life 2.0! Which Micro-Church will you go to? See our times and locations at https://rezlife.org/ministries/micro-church-families.  


    We are also happy to announce that Pastoral Care ministries (counseling, prayer, etc.) is in the works under the leadership of Pastor Aimee Kyambadde.  How cool is it to be able to invite the hurting and lost to a MCF to find the love of Christ, receive salvation and healing in all areas of their life!  More details on this vital ministry will follow in upcoming weeks.  


    Stay blessed and in God's word! We love you all and are praying for you and His blessings to be upon you and your family. 

    Pastor Lee


    ** WE ARE STARTING REZ LIFE YOUTH MINISTRY AUGUST 7 **

    Youth ministry for grades 6-12 will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:30PM - 8:00PM at Pastor Bill and Sharon's house (9025 Airport Rd., Waconia, MN 55387.)  This important ministry will be headed by Mark and Jami Kruschke and is open for all Micro-Church Families, those whose families are seeking or in transition and guests.  In addition, we are seeking and praying for an assistant willing to be mentored with the goal of running the ministry with a team in a year. 


    For the adults dropping off their teens, there will be a book study at a local cafe / coffee shop hosted by Esther Young.  The book will be "Come to Papa: Encountering the Father That Jesus Knew" by Gary Wiens.


    For more information, please contact Mark and Jami at RezLifeYouth@rezlife.org


    IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING ONLINE GIVING

    Now at RezLife -- Online Giving!  With the transitions taking place currently here at Rez Life, we have updated our ministry website and have also activated an online giving feature.  It is now very simple to continue giving tithes and offerings to Resurrection Life Ministries through our official website.

    On our church website https://rezlife.org you can navigate to the "Giving" tab or follow this link: https://rezlife.org/giving to go there directly.  There are one-time and/or recurring giving options and givers will receive immediate acknowledgement of success.  

    For questions about online giving, please reach out to Pastor Lee Valle at plee@rezlife.org  


    IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

    Children's Ministries will be provided at the following MCF: Lee and Karen Valle, Moses and Jessica Kabogoza, Mark and Jami Kruschke