Dear Church Family,
Martin Luther once said, “It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor.” Personally, I am very challenged by that idea. How am I doing at being Christ to my neighbor? If you’re like me, making time and relational space to serve others often gets choked out by busyness. Busyness is not always a bad thing but it is easy to allow our busyness to distract us from reaching out to new people. As we emerge from the summer, I want my eyes to more open to opportunities to get to know new people. I want to be more available to serve others and tell them about Jesus. I hope that is your desire as well.
One way for you to be more intentional in building relationships with others is by joining a Community Group. A Community Group is a group of 10-14 people that commit to get together once a month for three months (August, September, October). The purpose of the Community Group is to help our church members and guests deepen their relationships with one another. Each group will be made up of singles, couples, and families. After the three month period new Community Groups will be put together and will run for another three months. If you would like to join a Community Group, you can sign up on our website (thehillbaptist.com) or you can fill out a Community Group Card at church.
Another opportunity for you to be involved in reaching out to our community is through our Visitation Team. On Sunday, August 9th at 6pm there will be meeting in room 214 for those who are interested in visiting the new people that worship with us on Sunday mornings. Ken Curry will give leadership to this team. This is a great way for you to be involved in being Christ to those who visit with us!
As we emerge from the summer, there will be many opportunities for you to join with your church family in reaching out to our neighbors with the love of Christ. May we never be too busy to be involved in God’s mission.
“It’s no accident that you know the people you do. It’s no accident that they’re in your path. They need the gospel. You know the gospel. God wants them to hear the gospel.” Rico Tice
Pastor Ron Jones