Dear Church Family,
As we enter 2017 I want to challenge you in six areas and encourage you to include these in your new year’s resolutions.
Prayer - I want to encourage you to continue to pray for our church members, family and friends that encounter difficult situations and illnesses. I want to challenge you to add to your prayer time a focus on praying for those that you know who don’t know Christ and are not involved in a local church. This year our church will provide many opportunities for you to reach out to those you have been praying for and invite them to worship with us.
Share the Gospel - I want to challenge you to share the gospel with someone and give them the opportunity to say “yes” to Jesus. Our church will provide opportunities for you to be trained in sharing the gospel with others. Begin now by praying for those you would like to share the gospel with.
Sunday School - I want to challenge you to get involved in a Sunday School class. Sunday School is the primary way we help you become a growing disciple of Jesus. We have two new classes starting on January 8th at 9:45am. One class will be studying the commands of Christ and the other will be an in depth study of Hebrews 11. The Commands of Christ class will be led by Donald Dickert and will meet in room 214. The Hebrews 11 study will be led by Adam Diehl and Steve Mullins and will meet in room 205.
Teach - I want to challenge you to teach or become an assistant teacher in a Sunday School class, Youth class, Children In Action class, or Mission Friends class. Maybe you’re been thinking about leading a small group study on a specific topic or book of the Bible. If so, I would love to hear about it and help you get started.
Children’s Dream Project - I want to challenge you to give to the Children’s Dream Project. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for the updating of our children’s ministry area. Prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you give to help us reach our goal.
Music Ministry - I want to challenge you to join the choir or accompany the choir with a musical instrument. Floyd is working hard to make our music ministry the best it can be but he can’t do it by himself. We need more of our congregation and community to share their musical gifts with our church family.
As we reach forward to what lies ahead, let us trust God together to do great things in and through us in 2017!
Pastor Ron Jones