This week, we are welcoming the 5 members of the 2009 Vineyard Overland Park Summer Staff Team to work in Raytown. We are introducing the group to the experience of church planting by exposing them to a sample of business, government, church, school, and social agencies operating in the Raytown area.
We are also doing several service projects.
Throughout the week, we are asking the Team to investigate the answer to this question: “What is God doing in Raytown”. They will be presenting their findings at the worship service at 5 PM on Sunday evening.
FOLLOW UP NOTE (Added on Monday, July 20, 2009)
The Team did a great job last night summarizing their experiences in Raytown, which varied widely. We did make an audio copy of the proceedings, which we are happy to make available to anyone who is interested. Just click on the following link to listen to the entire worship service.
The Team Members were:
Here is a list of the 15 community contacts the Team worked with:
Ben Felder, Raytown Post
Jonathon Smith, RadioFreeRaytown
Benetti’s Coffee Experience
Raytown Christian Summer Lunch Outreach
River Christian Fellowship, Summer Lunch Distribution
Al Brown, Raytown Emergency Assistance Program
Jim Laney, ESL Program at St. Matthews Episcopal Church
Vickie Turnbow, Raytown Chamber of Commerce
Building Puppet Stage for Community Events
Southeast Enterprises Sheltered Workshop
Alderman Shane Par-due
Fiesta Azteca Restuaurant
Kansas City Baptist Temple
Raytown Vineyard Swap Meet Ministry
Raytown Vineyard Home Group