by: Rev. Dr. John C. O'Keefe
WHAT PIVOT IS ABOUT:
PIVOT is a new Worshiping Community forming in Lincoln, and willingly connecting with the Homestead Presbytery, The Synod of Lakes and Prairies of the Presbyterian Church [USA] and in turn, the wider PCUSA.
Let's start by saying, PIVOT is not about starting another church in Lincoln. Let's be honest, there are plenty of church in Lincoln. At PIVOT, we're building on the PC(USA) tradition that is alive and well in Homestead Presbytery of being an honest, open, transparent, true, interactive, missional, connective community where we build lasting relationships with people seeking to explore the truths of the Divine found through Jesus. Our desire is to be a Community in Action: seeking to be in fellowship with our City. Our prayer is that we reach those other churches can't.
At PIVOT, we believe people are looking for a community where they will be loved for who they are, and not what others expect from them. People are looking to participated in a community where they can experience joy, the grace of being wanted, where they are embrace, love, lifted, nurtured, and welcomed with loving arms. We believe people are looking for a place where they can share in a desire to reach past themselves and welcome people who are searching, doubting, questioning, and hurt by other churches.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
There are several ways you can help PIVOT reach out to our City.
we can always use prayer. Pray for our vision, our dreams, our leadership, and the community we're called to serve.
write a check to Homestead to support New Worshiping Communities forming in our area. Not just PIVOT, but all New Worshiping Communities.
we're not asking you to leave your current church; we would be hurt if you did. We all know someone who doesn't attend church because it's irrelevant to them. Let them know about PIVOT.
let those around you know of our needs: currently, we're looking for musicians [depending on what you have on your play list], people to help with our children [we have a ton of little kiddos] and others to help us reach out to help those in our community.