This was evident in the uplifting Christmas program our children performed last month. Other hopes include having more lay testimonies in worship and creating a Long-Range Facility Use Plan for our Church.
The church is partially responsible; it is easier to repent of our sin than to repent of our self-righteousness. At the end of the day, the real victims will be the children in these relationships. Our youth minister, David Cates, is always happy to take adults as chaperones and fellow missionaries.
In 2 Peter 3: To participate in a mission trip is to share the love of Christ with others and to grow in Christ personally as well. Have we moved closer to that preferable future? As just a refresher, this vision is about who we are and what we do.
Fifth, our music ministry continued to shine with beautiful instrumentals, stirring special music offerings, and an exquisite offering of Christmas music last month. And so it is within the General Conference: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.
From confident assessment we must come to the conviction to agree? Second, we recognize that church growth in many ways resists quantification and cannot be accurately measured in numbers.
Second, God grew our average worship attendance last year. You can read it straight through in canonical order at your own pace, or you can use a tool that we will be distributing which assigns 5 chapters per week for you to check off as you go.
Here are some of the things it proposed: So this goal calls us to plug in to a Bible Study class if we have not already done so, and to reach out to friends, neighbors, and coworkers and invite them to come and study the Bible with us.
Ninth, our Christian formation ministry thrived last year with an emphasis on spiritual disciplines during the season of Lent and another beautiful collection of Advent devotionals written by church members.
We also carried out regional mission work at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where we shared the gospel with people, held a week-long VBS for children and youth, provided week-long programs for men and women including Bible study and recreational activities, and repaired multiple buildings in our construction ministry.
Over the past few months, I have spoken with the ministerial staff and a group of deacons about how we might set some church-wide goals for Are there more churches wanting to break out of their four walls and minister to the deep needs of people?
The bylaws revisions we will consider this week are to prepare Conference-affiliated congregations to defend themselves in a court of law when, not if, confronted with these issues. I believe in her promise and potential! Remember, this was I like the thought of facing new possibilities?
The intent is not a play on words but a hope that our hearts will be encouraged. We also collected a generous International Missions Offering to support Baptist missionaries all over the globe. What is God doing in the church today? Fourth, God allowed us to baptize 10 people last year.
For example, they did local missions to support homeless ministries. Starting in November, we partnered with Journey Home and the Murfreesboro Rescue Mission to become the host site for this program that provides a warm shelter for homeless men on nights when the temperature drops to 30 degrees or lower.
But it does call us to reach out to friends, coworkers, family members, and neighbors and invite them to worship with us. This is a long-term course that God is taking us through.
Let us seek to have a total of church members participate in our mission trips this year. We had a fantastic Easter event for children at Oaklands and a wonderful Vacation Bible School last summer. Of course the end of 2 Pt 3: It is safe to say that you will face innew problems and new pressures, but also new possibilities.?
We also ordained four new deacons, heard several meaningful lay testimonies in worship, and observed the Martha Stearns Marshall month of women preaching when my wife Dayna preached a powerful message from Luke This past year, we averaged God has moved among us in We can grow in grace by participating in church missions.
In this brief review ofI am only naming a few highlights. Or we can make an honest assessment.
For example, you could plan to go on our South Dakota mission trip during the last week of June.this great church and so I want to deliver the State of the Church Address. There maybe a number of you who have gathered and you don’t quite understand this moment.
Mar 12, · State of the Church Address: Assess? Agree? Act. This local body of believers known as Trinity Baptist Church has been allowed to exist for years, and I have had the privilege and blessing to be the pastor of this body for the past years.
Each has a place and purpose of being here/5(49). And together as a church family, we give the glory to God.
Psalm says, “Not to us, not to us, O Lord, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” Let us now turn our attention toward the future and anticipate what God might want to do at First Baptist Church in Location: East Main Street Murfreesboro, TN, United States. State of the Church Report.
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Oct 19, · THE STATE OF THE CHURCH ADDRESS. Much like the State of the Union Address that we will hear just 2 weeks from now – I want to bring you the State of the Church Address today/5(48). State of the Church Report Share: The annual State of the Church Report is a resource to help evaluate our current realities, to celebrate the momentum of our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, and to identify opportunities and challenges as we move forward in ministry.Download