As many of you know, for years I held weekly Bible studies in Orange County, California. We started at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, then did a number of years at The Grove of Anaheim, and we also spent time at Mariners Church in Irvine.
As a matter of fact, the Harvest Crusades sprung from this initial Monday night study at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.
It is not an overstatement to say that thousands of people have made commitments to Christ in those outreaches over the years. I can’t tell you how many people I have personally spoken with who came to Christ in one of these Bible studies.
For the last few years, we have focused on other areas of ministry, including our Harvest Crusades. But lately, I have felt led by the Lord to start teaching and preaching in the OC again.
So here is the announcement.
Starting March 12, I will be speaking every Thursday night in Orange County, California. We are calling it Thursdays with Greg Laurie.
What is it?
It will be a Bible study based on a series of messages that I am calling Essentials. In this foundational set of teachings, we will look at topics like prayer, Bible study, heaven, hell, angels, Satan, temptation, trials, the family, last days events, and much, much more.
With a growing rate of what I would call “biblical illiteracy,” I think the time is right to teach biblically on things every believer needs to know about. Pretty much, you name it, we will probably deal with it, hence the title Essentials. Things we need to know about as followers of Jesus.
And we will have our amazing Harvest Worship Band with us every week.
When is it?
Again, every Thursday night, starting March 12, 2009. It will begin at 7:00 P.M.
Where is it?
This weekly study will be held at the Free Chapel OC building, located on Jamboree Boulevard, between the 5 and 405 freeways. The address is 2777 McGaw Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614.
We have leased their facility and will be sharing space with them for events we will have there. Essentially, it’s two congregations, one facility.
There is a very large cross in the parking lot, right in front of the building, that is hard to miss.
New Web site coming
A special Web site is under construction at present that we will be launching ASAP.
This Web site will feature service archives and special opportunities for you to interact with us in new and fun ways. So, even if you are not in the area and cannot attend in person, you can still be a part of these Thursday night events.
Follow the cross!
Until then, just mark the date and place, and I will see you there!
I look forward to seeing all of my OC friends and anyone else who wants to join us on Thursday, March 12.
So just follow the cross and you will find your way! Hey, I could preach a sermon on that!
Update: click here to check out the flyer announcing this new weekly event!