I send my greetings and blessing to you as we begin the year 2019! One perspective we share is anticipation for what God is planning in this New Year. We eagerly desire to hear from God as to how He wants to shape and direct our mission and service. There are indeed new plans appointed for this time in the life of the church.
Note this passage from Prophet Isaiah in chapter 43:19:
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!
Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
The Lord has initiated some new partnerships among a group of pastors who have a heart to serve this city together. This partnership is uniting different parts of the body of Christ to strengthen and equip the church of Jesus Christ. What we cannot do separately God is joining together for a new outreach into this community.
Past evidence of this new work God is initiating was the partnership of churches who came together to provide a community-wide Vacation Bible School. That partnership is comprised of nine congregations. This Vacation Bible School ministry has been a precursor of what God is designing.
Through relationships established over time I am now seeing the purpose God had in mind. You and I will be doing ministry with other churches from this community. Resources of all kinds will be shared to equip the saints for ministry.
My call is for you to join me in prayer and openness to the new things God is up to.
In Faith, Hope and Love,