This Week at Renovation – 1.12.23
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
Daily Corporate Prayer M-F @ 6:30a & Saturday @ 9:30a
You can access the daily prayer guide here.
Singles Conference February 3-4
Early Bird Registration ends on January 18.
Small Group Leader Training
Small Groups are key to building strong community and creating a vibrant family of hope filled believers at Renovation Church. Our small group ministry is one of the primary ways we create smaller spaces for growth, worship, and connection. We are looking for quality leaders who are passionate about building community and have a heart for gathering and investing into people and relationships. You don’t need to have it all together to lead a Small Group—you just have to be willing to let God use you. If you’re a first-time leader, join us for Small Group training. We believe God uses Small Groups to change people’s lives, and as a leader, you get to be a part of that.
Vision Sunday | January 29th
Pray For Rain – Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr.
Though Thomas Jefferson painstakingly cut every miracle from his New Testament, desperately trying to reduce Jesus and His narrative to that of a good man with great wisdom, the reality is that the Scriptures are filled with the miraculous activity of God and of people God works in and through. I have the privilege of sharing with you that I have seen several miracles firsthand. I have seen arms permanently bent from birth, straightened. I have seen a young woman get out of a wheelchair and walk. I watched as my mother prayed, and God took Cancer from her body.
I have seen miracles done by God through prayer. But the moment that stands out, which I have shared and will continue to share for all of my life, is the miracle of my son’s birth. Breanna was diagnosed with a rare condition called vasa previa, and in one night, I almost lost my wife and my newborn son. Though I have told this story from my perspective, I would love for you to read it from her perspective.
I had a rare condition called Vasa Previa and was hospitalized at 28 weeks pregnant. During this time, we had to homeschool the girls in the hospital for four weeks. It was a time of great uncertainty waiting for our little boy. The doctors were going to try to deliver him via c-section at 34 weeks, but at 32 weeks, he came into the world fighting for his little life. I was recounting God’s grace recently. Just over seven years ago, which I still cannot believe, I woke up to the scariest night of my life. I woke up bleeding profusely (my son’s blood). I’ll never forget the shock or the nurses’ faces when they rushed into my room. They went to work quickly, preparing me for surgery and searching frantically for LB’s heartbeat. I remember seeing the lights flash overhead as they ran me down the hallway, desperately trying to get me to surgery before it was too late. I remember the doctor who told me, “we are gonna do everything to save him, Breanna; just take some deep breaths.” Then I remember waking up, in a quiet OR, with no baby in sight. It felt like a dream. A bad, scary dream. As they wheeled me into recovery, the nurse said, “congratulations!” It was a relief like you wouldn’t believe. I’ll never forget Leonce walking into my recovery room carrying this picture. We both burst into tears. My son had lost half of his blood volume, his heart rate was down to 30 bpm (normal is 140-180), and he didn’t breathe for 7min 20 sec. The nurse did chest compressions on his little 4lb3oz body for 7 minutes. For some reason, on that night, the doctor just refused to give up! I’m so thankful that God protected my son, an answer to the many prayers of many people, including my husband, who was not even allowed in the delivery! He’s full of life and so much joy!
Do you need freedom from hurry? Freedom from the American cycle of never being satisfied? Do you need peace and rest in your life? It’s ok; we do too. February 19th, we start a journey together.