We believe God has called us to be a multiplying church that trains up and sends out leaders to share the Gospel. Chris and Alex Asmus are now 'on location' to plant in St. Paul, MN. Here are some updates from Chris and Alex about Vertical Church St. Paul.

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Praise Reports:
We had a wonderful time worshiping with and learning from Vertical Church in Maple Grove last Sunday. Let’s thank the Lord for likeminded churches committed to unapologetic preaching, unafraid witness, unceasing prayer, and unashamed worship. God has a multi-church vision for the Twin Cities.
 
We introduced Team Leaders this last weekend. Would you take a minute and thank God for the people He has called to lead our church? He has truly brought us Christ-centered and gospel-minded men and women. Let’s thank God for our leaders.
"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-12
 
Several families on the Core Team are currently camping in Northern Minnesota! We are so thankful for the time away to get to know one another better and to experience God's creation up close.


Prayer Requests:
Launch Sunday is getting steadily closer, and we are still in need of a trailer. We are trusting that God has the perfect trailer for us and that He will provide it in His timing. Please join us in praying for a trailer!
 
Logan Roberts’ motorcycle was stolen this weekend. Thankfully it was insured against theft, but let’s pray for the situation to be resolved swiftly and for the person who stole the bike to be convicted of his/her sin and turn to Jesus Christ to experience the fullness of life found only in Jesus.
 
 Salem and Jonathan Pederson need our prayers. Salem’s health is still presenting challenges (physical, mental, and spiritual). Do we have the faith to pray for total healing? Do we have the faith to trust God’s timing for it? Prayer warriors, you know what to do.
 
Pray for Launch Sunday! We have been training, studying, and praying for a Vertical Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Lord willing, that church is going to begin holding services on September 23rd, 2018. Let’s pray for Launch Sunday this week and remember,

Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such,
None can ever ask too much;
None can ever ask too much.
- Newton


Housekeeping:
New D-Groups begin next week! We will be sending out the new group assignments this weekend. We're continuing with "Radical," by David Platt. Reach out to Emily if you no longer have the discussion questions document.  

Giving: Our giving goal for August is $10,000, and so far we are at $3,609. We're praising God for His provision! Remember, “God calls the few to give the much so that the many will be blessed.”