A “Good” Problem to Have

A “Good” Problem to Have

Dear HLPC family,
 
We have a pretty amazing problem right now–a problem we’d call a “good problem.”  In the midst of a pandemic we are seeing more opportunities for ministry, and we could use some help.  Let me address a couple of real and pressing needs:
 
-The size of the group seeking to be involved in youth ministry is growing, particularly among younger ages.  We want to provide fellowship and discipleship but realize that too wide an age range in the group is not preferable for a number of reasons. Therefore, Sunday nights we want to continue a youth gathering from 6-8PM with fellowship and fun but separate at some point in the evening into a middle school group and a high school group, particularly during teaching times.  You can appreciate our need to address different stages of life and issues that these groups face.  We need some adults to help us with the middle school group that we are defining as ages 12-14 (or turn 12 during that school year).  We are encouraged by the desired involvement and see this as growth in our youth ministry!
 
-Our worship training on Sunday mornings is off to a great start.  We are dismissing kids ages 4-7 just before the sermon for this time.  We would love for more who are able to assist in this ministry.  The curriculum is excellent and can be previewed by going to www.teachmetoworship.com
 
-This Sunday, October 11th, we will be offering nursery once again during worship.  We always need help with young ones.  If you are willing to be a part of the rotation, please let us know.
 
As you can see, we have a good problem.  We have ministry opportunities all around us.  Please contact the church office if you are willing and able to give of yourself and your time.
 
Your Pastor,
 
Paul

Paul Bankson
pbankson@gmail.com

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).