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  • Matt Rose

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

Orbit Church – August Newsletter


JULY'S INTEREST SOCIAL WAS

ONE FOR THE BOOKS!


Our first interest social was the start of something special! God was working through us, around us, and did more than we could've imagined that night...

He was present in every conversation, every laughter, and every decision made.


We had about 97 adults and kids in attendance...in 116 degree heat outside.


Shout out to our team for engaging in conversations and making our first-ever interest social a hit! Not only did we have our team here from Buckeye, but we also had a team who flew out from Louisiana – True Life Church – and two individuals from Missouri – Forest Park Church.


OUR FIRST OFFICIAL LAUNCH

TEAM MEETING


On Sunday July 30th, we had 36 adults and 14 kids in attendance at our first official launch team meeting! Our launch team is now up to 50 adults and 34 kids.


Check out some highlights from Pastor Matt's brief teaching on Matthew 16:13–20 about unleashing your potential in Christ.


What a WORD 🔥🔥


God has given you – by the power of His Spirit – the keys to unlock your assignment. If you've trusted in Jesus, He has placed His spirit within you–and that spirit is capable of doing beyond what you can ask or imagine. He can use each of you to do something beyond you!


God has really blessed our team with amazing people from different backgrounds and different experiences. We can’t wait to see what God is going to do through our team and each individual.



AUGUST’S INTEREST SOCIAL

IS AROUND THE CORNER


Our August Interest Social is on Sunday, August 13.


Less than two weeks away and we're so excited!!


Our interest socials wouldn’t be possible without your support and giving.

Thank you for all the continued prayers, one-time gifts, and donations.



Also, we have some BIG news…drum roll….



WE HAVE SIGNED

A LEASE!


We're excited to announce that

Great Hearts Roosevelt is our official venue for when we launch in

January 2024.





FUNDING THE VISION?


Facts:

You all have graciously given over $180,000 already.

We are cash flow positive with monthly recurring gifts totaling $13,780.


Goals:

We could launch in January 2024 if we were able to secure an additional 4K in monthly commitments. Would you prayerfully consider fulfilling one of the following monthly gift categories?


15 people to give $100/mo

6 people to give $250/mo

2 people to give $500/mo

1 person to give $1,000/mo





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  • Matt Rose

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

Orbit Church – June Newsletter

GOD IS MOVING IN THE VALLEY!


People’s hearts are open and they're hungry to know God at a deeper level. This past Sunday, we invited a few people to lunch…and get this…we had over 34 people come eat tacos with us! God continues to blow us away in how He’s moving. What is so cool is that (though we’ve been here a few months) our goal has been to WORK THE PLAN and begin launch parties in July (see below). But hey…people are interested and excited to see what God’s going to do in our city through our church. We can’t wait to bring you more updates…stay tuned! 😁



RAMPING UP FOR OUR FIRST INTEREST SOCIAL!


Time flies…We cannot believe it’s already June! It’s less than six weeks away until our first interest social. Please be praying that God prepares our community to be receptive to what Orbit Church is bringing to the table.




NEW BUCKEYE ARRIVALS


We’re so excited to share the news about our newest movers.


BRECKLYN BAINE


If the wind goes where You send it, so will I.


Last July Brecklyn reached out to Pastor Matt about a vision God revealed to her while reading His word. The text message read: So this is random. But I just received a clear vision from God calling me to move to Arizona to help plant Orbit Church. I am so sure of it. I was reading in John 4:34-38 where Jesus talked about how we are sent to harvest where we didn't plant. It just hit me so suddenly and I just knew that's what God was telling me.


Brecklyn genuinely wasn’t sure why and never had any desire to move out West. She was still new to the faith as she attended our College Age Lifegroup at Forest Park for a season before she moved to Arkansas in February of 2022. After nearly a year of questioning and praying, God continued to confirm this vision.



KAREZZ & MAGGIE GOGGINS


A couple of months ago we announced that we hired our first staff member – Karezz Goggins – as our Worship and Production Director.


We are so excited to have them out here. Karezz and Maggie are both super outgoing and love to host people in their home. Even after just a few days of them being here, Pastor Matt has commented on the mental weight that has been lifted now that Karezz is sharing the load!


They are still in the process of raising funds, so if you feel led to support Karezz and Maggie monthly or with a one-time gift, please use the link below.




FUNDING THE VISION?


Facts:

You all have graciously given over $150,000 already.

We are cash flow positive with monthly recurring gifts totaling $10,239.


Goals:

We could launch in January 2024 if we were able to secure an additional 5K in monthly commitments. Would you prayerfully consider fulfilling one of the following monthly gift categories?


15 people to give $100/mo

6 people to give $250/mo

2 people to give $500/mo

1 person to give $1,000/mo





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  • Matt Rose

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

Orbit Church – May Newsletter


GOD CONTINUES TO GROW OUR TEAM


You keep hearing us talk about a “pre-launch” team. We are not starting the official “launch team” until the Fall, so we are giving those who feel called time to move out to the Valley, hence the “pre”. We’re so excited to announce this team is up to 16 adults and 11 kids. We’ll continue to introduce the team as they make their move to the Phoenix area and we are so excited to share the news about our newest mover.



MADDY BENNETT


IMAGINE MORE FOR YOUR LIFE


Maddy was in the same boat as the rest of us, searching for answers and struggling to lock in on the trajectory God wanted for her. In the midst of her searching, God gave Maddy an urgency to follow His will and not her own.



Maddy's perspective on life took a turn in April 2022. She was in a life-threatening car accident and was life-flighted to Springfield due to an aortic dissection. Once she arrived in Springfield, doctors found the aorta intact. According to the doctors, there were only two possible scenarios: (1) the doctors in Joplin made a mistake or (2) God healed her on the flight to Springfield. Both are possible and both reveal the power of God to turn around a bad situation! It was this life-changing event that shifted Maddy's perspective and enabled her to begin encountering God in a fresh way.


Fast forward to November...Maddy was invited to a young adult small group at Forest Park Church. Pretty soon, she shifted her work schedule and began attending church on Sundays. Then, on February 5 of this year, she showed up at the Orbit Church Interest Social at Forest Park's North Campus. It was there that Maddy began praying about joining our team!


Final Part of the story! In the first week of March, Hanna Rose and Kayleigh Sewell were shopping at a mall in Avondale, AZ. Kayleigh decided to be bold and walk into Sephora to see if there were any open positions. [Keep in mind...Maddy was an Operations Lead at Sephora in Joplin, MO. Up to this point, no full-time job positions were posted in the West Valley.] The sales associate answered Kayleigh with, "We had a full-time Operations Lead position come open yesterday." 🤯🤯


The position was never posted online since six internal candidates were already interviewing for the position. Maddy got an interview AND the job, but (for various reasons) the position was not the right fit. It was a sad day!


However, Maddy received a call back the next day from the same General Manager to connect her with the General Manager at a different Sephora store. She was hired that day with higher pay and more opportunities for career development. Again, that position had not been advertised...God's timing was simply perfect 🙌🏼🙌🏼.


Now, she and Kayleigh are splitting rent on a house along with another team member who will be moving out next month!!


Immeasurably more than we asked.

Immeasurably more than we imagined.

WON'T HE DO IT?!


GOD HEALS. GOD REDEEMS. GOD LOVES. GOD ANSWERS.


It's not easy to hand over the reins and surrender our desires, dreams and plans to God, but it is worth it to experience the joy of living in God’s will.


BUCKEYE FAMILIES


The soil in the Valley is rich and people’s hearts are open. A few weeks back, Pastor Matt posted in the Facebook group “What’s Happening in Buckeye” to introduce their family and announce the plan to start Orbit Church in the Buckeye area. This opened the door to several conversations about our vision, our beliefs and our plan to launch Orbit Church in January 2024.


We are excited to announce that (just from that post) we have at least two local families joining our pre-launch team. I’m sure there will be others too, just taking them a little longer 😌.


PRAISE GOD🙌🏼



FUNDING THE VISION?


Facts:

You all have graciously given over $125,000 already.

We are cash flow positive with monthly recurring gifts totaling $10,239.


Goals:

We could launch in January 2024 if we were able to secure an additional 5K in monthly commitments. Would you prayerfully consider fulfilling one of the following monthly gift categories?


15 people to give $100/mo

6 people to give $250/mo

2 people to give $500/mo

1 person to give $1,000/mo





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