It’s hard to believe that we are 3+ months into 2021. While I am thankful for a new year, I cannot help but look back and thank God for His faithfulness during the COVID pandemic of 2020. Every emotion imaginable was faced by many in our area. The frustration of wearing a mask and staying socially distant took its toll on many. We were disconnected from family, friends, work family, small groups, church and many other things. Even in the midst of uncertainty and disconnection, God was faithful.

As I prayed and thought about a theme for YBL Jackson in 2021, the Lord kept nudging me toward the word CONNECTED. If 2020 disconnected us from so many things/people that we love, then 2021 needs to be a year that reconnects us.
Connected – John 15:4-5 - 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Christ – begin a relationship with Jesus, take the next step of growth in your faith

Local Church – attend faithfully, pray for staff, reach out/encourage staff

Community – YBL Bible study, serve the people around you faithfully (neighbors, work family)
Closely related to CONNECT is TellOne. TellOne is our reminder of our responsibility as believers to share the gospel under the direction of the Holy Spirit.

We are asking you to:

  • Pray and ask God to give you one person to share the gospel with in 2021.
  • Pray and ask God to prepare you to share and not miss the opportunities to invest in the one He leads you to.

I’m looking forward to a great 2021!

YPN Event Recap
Young Professionals Network
We had a socially distanced capacity crowd at our first Young Professionals Network (YPN) event in 2021. Will Thomas gave a great talk on "Manhood in 2021 and Why It Matters."

We will have another YPN event scheduled for June 16th from
11:30AM - 1:00PM at Char. Mark that date on your calendar and plan to join us.

To watch Will's video, click here.
2021 Spring Banquet
Save the Date!
Our 2021 Spring Banquet will be on May 5th at the Country Club of Jackson from 11:30AM - 1:00PM.

Our featured speaker this year will be Aaron Rice. Aaron is the Director of the Mississippi Justice Institute.

Stay tuned for more information regarding our 2021 Spring Banquet!
2nd Half
YBL Jackson is in the early stages of preparing to launch 2nd Half, a ministry to businessmen 55+. Our hope is to provide a place for men in this age group to fellowship, gather together, be encouraged, be equipped and find community in a small group Bible study.

Goal: To establish a legacy by
  • Mobilizing for the gospel
  • Ministering to each other and our circle of influence
  • Multiplying our efforts for the kingdom

Top Priorities:
1.    Service in the community
2.    Mentoring young leaders
3.    Care giving – aging parents
4.    Finances – preparing for retirement/after retirement
5.    Identity after retirement
6.    Health

Look for more information about 2nd Half soon.
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Jay Fletcher
P: 601.957.6860
4500 I-55 North, Suite 232
Jackson, MS 39211