On Sunday mornings, I am not one that likes to talk about things outside of worshipping God. Yesterday, however, I mentioned that we recently gathered as a church family to talk about where we as a church are seeing God lead and where we are going in the days ahead. Our leadership has been praying about some exciting things over the past months. Seeking God’s face for who He wants us to be.
One of the things I said to the church when we all first started this journey together is that the changes we have been experiencing are just the beginning of change.
The reality of church life is our continuing commitment to our vision: Doing whatever it takes to develop committed followers of Jesus Christ. Our SENT series over the last four weeks focused on how we can become a Gospel-centered church. We talked about how we want to be a church where we are living out the Gospel in our lives everyday. Not only that, we want to be a church that:
- Doesn’t compromise but rather puts God at the forefront of everything we do
- Gives of our time and of our resources
- Impacts our world
- and has a DNA that is flexible and willing to change.
So, what does this all mean for us? What will it take for us to be strategically placed to accomplish the mission? What do we need to do so that 3-5 years from now we can make the vision a reality? How does our church function? Who decides the vision and seeks God’s direction for our church? What do we really desire to become as a church? And where is God truly leading?
I addressed all of these issues and questions during our time together. We talked about our need to become a more intimate church. And too, how we want to be good stewards of our resources.
What does that all look like? I have included the link to a recording of our meeting. I hope you will take a few minutes to check it out.
It reminds me a lot of what Henry Blackaby always says, “See where God is moving and join him there.”
I believe with every fiber of my being, if we are faithful, if our answer is “yes,” God will help us accomplish the mission.