This newsletter will include the weekly blog from the pastor, upcoming events and requests that we are joining together in prayer for.
Apr19WedApril 19, 2017 Pastor TerryI have a great book in my library entitled The Present Future: 6 tough questions for the church. The author, Reggi McNeal lays outthe challenge for church leaders to ask the tough questions to help the church be more effective today and into tomorrow.On Friday and Saturday (April 21, 22) the Council & Elders are holding a retreat to discuss where we are at and what things we need to focus on for the next few years. Then on Sunday (April 23) I will be launching a 4 week preaching series on the theme "To be ready for tomorrow we need to equip today." Using Nehemiah as a backdrop I will be looking at our situation, our need, how we can address this need, how the congregation needs to get involved and what we hope and pray will be the results.
As we continue to grow it is imperative we add an associate pastor to help address this great problem of growth. I appreciate the leadership who clearly stated when I was called here to Heart Lake last April, that the church was committed to add an associate pastor as soon as possible. The time is coming and as the search committee continue their work, the congregation needs to prepare for this new day. I encourage you to read the book of Nehemiah and see the wonderful principles of leadership and development which are embedded in this great Old Testament book.
This is not my church, or your church, this is God's church. And we want to join the Holy Spirit where He is at work and give Him the glory for what He is going to do. Let's catch the wave!Blessings,