Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Highlights from the April Interest Meeting

Sunday night April 15th was the last of the four interest meetings as The Exchange prepares to launch.
We were so excited to see even more new people at the final meeting at the Pearl Community Room! At the meeting we laid out the background and vision for The Exchange. We walked through 5 reasons we are starting a new church and 5 reasons we are not starting a new church. (To read those reasons click here.) Finally, we spent time looking at the foundational passage for The Exchange - 2 Corinthians 5:14-21. We reviewed the verses we have talked through from the last few months discussing how the love of Christ compels us to go, to serve as the church we must no longer live for ourselves, and to take the perspective of Christ we must no longer view anyone from a worldly point of view.

Although this was the last interest meeting, we have some BIG plans for the late spring and summer as we prepare for launch day on Sunday, August 12th. Over the next few months we will continue with LIFEgroups, host teacher appreciation breakfasts, take part in Pearl Day, host a sports camp for kids, host a family day at the park, and do lots and lots of planning! The schedule is jam packed and we are incredibly excited about all that God is doing through The Exchange! 

It's not too late for you to join us! You can always pray for us. You can become an investor in The Exchange by clicking the "Donate" button or going to our website. You can also join the team as we aim to bring the hope of Jesus to people far from God! For more information, send us email

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Exchange Easter Egg Hunt

This past Sunday The Exchange hosted it's first ever Exchange Egg Hunt. The event was open to friends and the Cunningham Heights neighborhood in Pearl. Over 50 kids and around 100 people stopped by to enjoy the over 1,000 eggs,  inflatables, homemade cookies, lemonade, face painting, and more fun than could be packed into one backyard! Around 30 members of The Exchange team jumped in to serve and love the families in the neighborhood with the love of Christ. God exceeded all expectations by not only providing an incredible afternoon of fun but by connecting new families to The Exchange.

Below are some pictures from the afternoon: