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Kids Awana Starts tonight at 6pm

Awana Info

We are looking at how God worked in the life of Joseph from the book of Genesis. Joseph had big dreams and high expectations that were shattered by brothers who hated him so much they almost killed him, a slave owner who punished him even though Joseph did everything right, and some guys he met in prison that forgot to work to help him. While Joseph did not lose his faith in God during these hard times, I’m sure he wondered what God’s plan was and why He was allowing Joseph to suffer as a captive. Come to Rockwell Church this Sunday to be encouraged that faithful endurance can lead to a great future and a productive life. We meet at 10:15am Sundays at 93 Midway Drive in Virginia, MN near Slumberland and the new Rock Ridge High School. No need to dress up, just show up!

Find out more about the Secrets to a Happy Life book that you can read along with during this message series at https://rockwell.church/happy-life/

Worship thru Giving

Other things I copied out of the church bulletin

Snacks are needed for Wednesday night Awana and FUSION. There is a signup board located across from the church office. Thank you.

Rockwell Church has an outreach at Salvation Army and serves lunches on the 4th Monday of the month from 12:45 – 3:00pm. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Julie H. The next serving date is October 24.

FUSION Kick Off is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28.

Help is needed for Children’s Church. If you are willing to help out for a Sunday or two, please sign up on the Sign-Up Sheet by the classroom downstairs. There is a copy showing the dates on the bulletin board across from the bathrooms upstairs.

October is coming soon! There will be a Missions Fest on Sunday, October 16. More information will follow soon. Pastor Appreciation Sunday is October 23.

There will be a food drive during the whole month of October. More details to follow.

Mark your calendar: Christmas Eve service is on Saturday and will be at 4:30pm (only three months away)

A great article to compliment last Sundays message on Loyalty:

Loyalty: The Key to Consistent Victory

By The John Maxwell Company | March 24, 2014 | 0

March Madness got its name because the NCAA basketball tournament provides stunning upsets each season. Unpredictability is big part of the tournament’s appeal. At any point in the competition, an unknown squad can suddenly catch fire, hitting shot after shot, to knock off a heavily favored opponent.

However, if you were filling out an NCAA tournament bracket from 1967 to 1973, then you should have chosen the same champion every single year. Coach John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins won seven consecutive titles! No other men’s collegiate team has won more than two NCAA tournaments in a row.

Why did John Wooden’s teams win so often? Obviously, they had talented players, but what set UCLA apart from the competition was their commitment to loyalty. UCLA’s players were intensely loyal to their leader, Coach John Wooden, as well as to their fellow teammates.

How to Earn Loyalty:

1) Make your values visible.
Leaders attract who they are. If you want a cohesive team, one that’s loyal to a common cause and to one another, then be clear and candid about your values. John Wooden arranged his values into a visual aid that he called the “Pyramid of Success.” The pyramid consisted of fifteen building blocks Wooden believed were essential to success in life, and he taught these values to his players. He placed loyalty as the building block at the center of the pyramid’s foundation.

2) Be loyal to yourself.
Coach Wooden liked to quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “To thine own self, be true.” His coaching philosophy wasn’t just a strategy to win games; it flowed directly out of his deepest beliefs about life. John Wooden not only believed in the principles of success he instilled in his players, he also exemplified them. He inspired loyalty because his players knew that he was the real deal—he authentically practiced the values he professed.

3) Give loyalty to your people.
Leaders cannot demand loyalty; they have to earn it. However, leaders should give 100% loyalty to their people from day one. People need to feel your trust, care, and commitment to them. As Wooden wrote, “People do not arrive at your doorstep with loyalty. It comes when those you lead see and experience that your concern for their interests and welfare goes beyond simply calculating what they can do for you—how you can use them to your advantage.” Once you give loyalty, you open up the channel to receive it in return.

Thought to Consider

In an economy where individuals bounce from job to job, quickly moving in and out of relationships, how can a leader be expected to build loyalty? Coach Wooden is proof that loyalty doesn’t take a decade to develop. He led in a climate of constant turnover, where players stayed only a few years, at most, before graduating and moving on. To inspire loyalty, a leader simply must dare to go against the grain of contemporary business culture. Look to invest in people rather than to wring productivity out of them. Instead of asking, “what have you done for me lately?” inquire: “what can I do to add value to you?”