Decade of Destiny is a comprehensive spiritual growth plan to make your next 10 years the best years of your life and help you succeed in 7 key areas of your life: spiritual, physical, financial, relational, vocational, emotional, and mental. It is built around God’s promises to bless you if you follow his instructions in faith. Beginning in January 2011, we launch 12 major initiatives to help you grow!
November 27, 2010
Dear Saddleback Family,
This weekend, we begin a five week emphasis called:
“CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN TO YOUR DECADE OF DESTINY!”
• 5 Weekend Messages - “The 5 Crucial Questions of Christmas”
At Christmas, the destinies of Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, the Wise Men, and the Innkeeper were each determined by how they answered a life-changing question of destiny – the same 5 questions YOU must answer to fulfill your destiny. This will be a powerful series!
Nov.27-28 – The question that determined the destiny of Mary – Luke 1:26-55
Dec. 4-5 - The question that determined the destiny of Joseph– Matt. 1:18-24, 2:19-21
Dec. 11-12 – The question that determined the destiny of the Shepherds– Luke 2: 8-20
Dec. 18-19 – The question that determined the destiny of the Wise Men – Matt. 2:1-12
Dec. 22-24 – The question that determined thedestiny of the Innkeeper –Luke 2:1-7
• 5 Prayer Goals - Pray in faith that during December…
5 new Saddleback campuses will be launched at Christmas!
500 friends will find faith in Christ this Christmas season!
5000 small groups & families will make a 3 year Decade of Destiny Faith Commitment!
50,000 people will attend our Christmas services at ten locations!
$5 million in cash will be given so we can begin all 12 of our DOD initiatives in January!
• 5 Special Events
Nov. 29 – Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership. I will interview former President George W. Bush. All tickets are gone for this free event but you can watch it live online here.
Dec. 1 - World AIDS Day Prayer & Remembrance Experience. Kay & I are hosting 3 prayer gatherings in the Refinery: 6:30am, 12noon, and 7pm. You can walk through the display experience anytime from 6:30am to 9pm. Participate online at www.saddleback.com/worldsaidsday (live on Tuesday) or on your mobile phone with the Saddleback Apps for iPhone and Android. Free anonymous testing from 11am-9pm Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2 in the Refinery at the Lake Forest campus.
Dec. 8-9 - “The Gift" Christmas Musical; an original production of our Creative Arts Ministry including music, dance, aerials, illusions, and a heartwarming Christmas drama of a young girl’s search for a special Christmas gift. 7:00 pm for 3 nights at our Lake Forest Worship Center. Tickets are $8. Get them this weekend at services!
Dec. 11-12 - Annual Apologetics Weekend: Who is this Jesus?
5 world authorities on Jesus will prepare us for Christmas!
“Jesus before his birth on earth” - Dr. Christopher Wright 4:30 pm Sat.
“His radical message” - Dr. Scot McKnight 6:30 pm, Sat.
“His shocking life” - Dr. Peter Kreeft 9:00 am, Sun.
“His miraculous death & resurrection” -Dr. Greg Koukl 11:15 am, Sun.
“The Jesus left behind” – Dr. Philip Yancey 5:00 pm, Sun.
Dec 18-19 - DECADE OF DESTINY CELEBRATION WEEKEND! We will announce the grand total of our Faith Commitment Offering, and commission our 5 new Saddlebacks! Don’t miss this inspirational service. The coffee table book, “TO EVERY NATION” will be available for sale at all Saddleback campuses in time for Christmas!
This will be a December to Remember!
P.S. Bring your Faith Commitment envelope with you!
See you this weekend.