Hello from the Year 2030.
I know it’s hard right now. Life seems confusing and disoriented. And, it's normal coming out of a global pandemic to feel as if everything is shaken up as if our plans for the future were disrupted by something out of our control. Of course, that's exactly what happened... even for the church.
While you don't know what is going to happen, let me tell you that I’m so proud of the young adults who began gathering together as a Life Group on February 3rd at 6:30pm.
What did this Young Adult Life Group begin doing?
I know you think the group is pretty small. And since you can’t see, touch, feel, or smell what God is doing right now, it’s really difficult to see where this is all going. And yes, the adulting that will happen in the group will be messy and confusing. But, don’t get discouraged. This is normal.
And it's all worth it because in just 7 years...
The unconditional love of Jesus has become unavoidable where these once-young-adults live, work, and play through their word and deed… all because a few of them got connected in a Life Group.
But don't take my word for it... take God's Word for it.
Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins,
They will raise up the former devastations;
And they will repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations. (Isaiah 61:4)
So if you're wondering if it’s worth encouraging an 18-29 year old to be a part of the new Young Adult Life Group starting February 3rd - the Year 2030 says, “absolutely”.
We still love you.
The Year 2030
Meet Pastor Tim
Tim Bayer has served as Our Savior's Lead Pastor since September 2019. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University - Irvine, a National Leadership Facilitator and Resource, and a Community Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Tim studied sociology, psychology, and theology prior to earning his M.Div at Concordia Seminary - St. Louis. He has also is a candidate for an Ed.D (ABD) in Transformational Leadership. He is married to Beth and they have three young children. Together, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, experiencing culture, and pizza and movie nights.