Today at New Day - February 25, 2024

Did you fill out the Connect Card today? If not, you can do so here.

What a great weekend! I got to worship with my family at the Port Charlotte Campus on Saturday evening. I also enjoyed worshiping with the folks at the Sarasota Campus on Sunday morning. It’s so encouraging to listen to God’s people sing to Jesus!

This weekend, Pastor Rusty preached an encouraging message about Jesus being transfigured in the presence of three of his closest followers. Rusty uncovered three reasons for the Transfiguration:
1. It was a preview of his coming glory.
2. It was proof of his deity, or “God-ness.”
3. It strengthened the disciples’ faith.

Click here to watch or share this weekend’s message.

We all sometimes need a glimpse of God’s glory to help us get through difficult experiences. God often uses the people around us to show us a glimpse of his glory, but sometimes he uses us to show that glory to others. Are you allowing yourself to be used by God?

Congratulations to Karen, Kylee, Jarred, Amber, Wyatt, and Alexander who were baptized into Christ this weekend! Let’s pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ!

Have you responded to Jesus’ glory and taken the pledge of baptism? You can learn more about the step of baptism here.

This weekend I got to be a part of the spiritual retreat for two of our Joshua’s Men and Lydia’s Legacy groups. What a powerful experience! I am thankful for the leaders, speakers, and worship leaders who contributed. Both Joshua’s Men and Lydia’s Legacy are two-year discipleship classes that take participants through the entire Bible while in close community. Interested in learning more? Please contact me here.

Are you currently involved in Group Life? It could be the highlight of your week. Please click here to learn more about how you can get involved in our discipleship groups, interest groups, and care groups. Group Life brings us together in community as the body of Christ.

For those interested in further developing their Christian worldview, New Day has a partnership with Central Christian College of the Bible (CCCB). Students can take classes and earn accredited certificates and degrees right here in Southwest Florida.

Hey high school students: would you like to graduate high school with college credits? Through New Day’s partnership with CCCB, students can earn up to an associate degree by the time they graduate high school. Currently, a quarter of New Day’s students taking classes at CCCB are dual enrollment students. If you are interested, but don’t know where to start, or if you still have lots of questions, you are invited to attend a Dual Enrollment information meeting on Thursday, March 14 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the student room at the Port Charlotte Campus.

Regardless of your stage of life, if you are interested in New Day’s College Partnership, please click here for more information or contact me here.

Next Saturday I get to be part of the first spring competition for our Beginner Bible Bowl and Teen Bible Bowl teams. They have been studying the Gospel of John. I am amazed at how much of God’s Word they have committed to memory. I know their efforts will be richly rewarded throughout their lives.

I have something exciting to share! I’m thrilled to be part of the One More Sarasota Campaign alongside Pastor Rusty and other passionate supporters. On our way to worship at the Sarasota Campus, my family and I often pass busy soccer fields on Clark Road. These fields are filled with young families. I am confident that God will use the renovated Sarasota Campus to reach out to One More of these young families for Jesus. Let’s make it happen!

To God be the glory!


Pastor Rylan