Word from the Pastor16 August 2017
Reach, Nourish, Build
After a wonderful and memorable celebration of our church family’s 29th year anniversary, it’s time to pause and contemplate our ongoing mission as we eagerly await the soon-coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have been called to reach out in the love of God people who are lost, needy and hurting, and in the power of His Spirit bring freedom to those in bondage, to set the captives free, and the healing balm of the Good Shepherd to bear upon those who are weary and stricken with illness.
Beyond reaching people for Jesus, we need to bring them to health with the nourishing virtues of God’s Word that will form the foundation for a flourishing lifestyle to support the journey toward a rewarding walk with the Lord. Then comes our call to bring further health to build a sense of belonging and unity through brotherly love and church-wide fellowship. This appropriately prepares God’s people in His family to be shaped into vessels of honor for His specific purposes.
Our church doesn’t exist for a narrowly defined goal – just to reach, or teach, or form an exclusive social club. We are called to build people up, so they can develop into agencies of the Lord’s purposes. Our mission is to “make disciples of all nations…” through the process of edification so we can be witnesses for Lord Jesus in our neighborhood, our city, our country, and to the ends of the world. That’s who we are!