Can you believe that it is already December? This year has flown by! God has been so good to us as a church in 2016 and I am so very grateful. I pray that He blesses you with a wonderful Christmas and that 2017 is your best year ever!
Thank you for the response to the message last Sunday on the subject of making disciples. What a blessing to hear how God spoke to you and challenged you to invest your life in others and to obey Jesus’ command to be a disciple maker. My heart’s desire as your pastor is to join with you in this divine calling and help equip you to do the work of ministry as Paul instructs us in Ephesians 4:11-12.
Sunday we will have a great day in the Lord as we look back and give God praise for all the places He has allowed us to serve both locally and all over the world. One of our core values as a radiant church is to shine brightly for our Lord by serving Him through evangelism and missions. On Sunday we will hear testimonies from those who have gone on mission. Missions Sunday is one of the highlights of the year for me!
We will discuss and then vote to approve our 2017 annual budget on December 11 at a special called business meeting. You should have received by email a copy of the 2017 budget. If you have questions, feel free to ask our staff or finance committee and let us help you.
We have an opportunity to finish 2016 very strongly with a generous end-of-year giving. I am believing God for a wonderful outpouring of His favor on our radiant church through your generous gifts for our budget, missions ministry, and Building Vision.
You can just sense the Spirit of God at work in and through our church and for this I am most grateful. God is moving and I believe the best is yet to come!
See you Sunday for Bible study and a great time of worship as we give God praise for all the missions ministry in which He has allowed us to engage.