How is your relationship with God? When was the last time you were brutally honest about that question, with others and with God? I pray that as 2015 is off and running that you have faith friends to encourage you. To draw close to God and to be immersed in the relational reality of the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit we need faith friends who know our heart.
Every year our leadership revises and publishes a Vision Document that summarizes who we are and where we believe God is leading us. The 2015 Vision Document is ready for you to review. If you are local you can pick up a hard copy in the church office. We have several new additions this year with several exciting key initiatives we believe God is leading us into. I have included below our four “vision sketches” for your review. The idea was to simplify our vision for spiritual formation so it could be written on a napkin as we talk with someone over coffee. We hope you will put them to use and we would love to discuss them in more detail with you.
I have heard some great testimonies already from people who have taken our ONEDAY Challenge. At the beginning of 2015 we challenged our church family to plan a day alone to be with the Lord to pray, worship, listen and plan. You can find out more details about the ONEDAY challenge and some practical planning tips on my blog or church webpage.
As most of you know our general budget was down almost $60K near the end of last year, BUT we ended 2014 with a small surplus thanks to you! We are very thankful and these funds are already being put to use in moving forward with our key initiatives. I encourage you to review them inside our 2015 Vision Document.
For Greater Things,
A Place of Grace, Growth & Greater Things