EMPOWERED. That’s a word that so accurately defines our existence as Christians during these days. As we look back on 2020 and all that took place last year, and consider all the ways God has carried us, guided us, and sustained us, there is no other way to describe how we were able to pass through those months as we did but to say that we were EMPOWERED by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit’s sustaining presence over the last year ought to give us great confidence as we look into the coming year.
2021 holds a bright and promising future for our congregation. This will be a year during which we stand confidently on the fact that we have a God who has sustained us, and will continue to abundantly provide for us no matter the strength of the storm.
We are embracing some bold initiatives as we move into this new year. Our NEXT Project is now under construction, as we seek to create and broaden ministry opportunities to enable us to better fulfill our mission to “make disciples who make disciples”. Our major goals are to expand our ministry to college students, young adults, and families. We are going to significantly deepen our emphasis on prayer as a congregation as well as in our personal lives. We will expand the reach of our children’s and youth ministries in the coming year. We are expanding our investment in Sunday morning worship so that our Traditional, Contemporary and Blended services can be all that God desires them to be. We will expand our reach into the community and beyond through our mission work as we seek to reach the least, the last, and the lost with the transforming and healing message of the Gospel. And that is just the beginning of the hope-filled story that God is writing through our congregation in 2021.
I invite you to join the movement that God is nurturing through our church in 2021. It will take an investment from all of us if we are going to be able to accomplish all that He has set before us.
And I know this for a fact: God does not call us into a future endeavor without equipping us to make the journey. He has equipped our congregation to boldly step into an exciting 2021. He has placed the financial resources among our membership, and He has empowered each one of us to live and love and lead in ways that will bring glory to Him and to His kingdom in Heaven and on earth.
Thank you for all you have done to make this church what it is. And I look forward to all that God has in store for us as we continue to build a Community of Hope through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness in 2021.
HOW CAN I HELP RESOURCE THESE MINISTRY INITIATIVES?
You can give.
You can serve.
You can be a prayer partner for our ministries.