Pastor's Monthly Letter
Welcome to our Lenten journey together.
I pray you are taking advantage of this season of introspection and reflection. As we journey in Lent, we are also looking at new ways God is calling us, as a fellowship of believers, to be engaged with each other, and with others in our community. Our Team Vital journey has also begun. This is a group of our brothers and sisters committed to moving us, as a church, forward in building and growing in our faith. We are visioning and planning, along with several other congregations in our region. We are working on sharing ideas, looking at where we are now, and where we feel God is calling us to be. Stay tuned for more details, updates, and opportunities to share in the near future. Team Vital is focused on building in the five markers of a vital congregation: Worship, Making New Disciples, Small Groups, Mission, and Giving.
These markers line up with five other terms you will be seeing, and learning more about: Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk taking Mission & Service, and Extravagant Generosity. These are Bishop Robert Schnase’s “Five Practices Of Fruitful Congregations” areas in which a vital church is thriving. You are a part of all of this! Be on the lookout for new opportunities to be engaged in the life of your church.
Let yourself get excited about what God is doing through us, and the resources God will provide for us to be the best we can be for the building of the Kingdom, right here!
May God bless you, encourage you, and inspire you in this season.
To the cross, together. . .