What are one or two prayer needs within the church?
1. Please pray for wisdom as we carry out our pastoral leadership transition plan.
2. Please pray for wisdom as we develop new methods of discipleship to reach people both in person and digitally.
Elections that are free from manipulation and fraud are key to a free society. As we speak, our US Senate is about to vote on HR 1, erroneously called, “For the People Act”. This legislation takes away states’ rights to run our own elections. The elimination of voter identification opens Pandora’s Box for voter fraud.
We believe it’s a parents’ right to choose the best possible education for our children, regardless of the zip code. At this moment, with teachers unions refusing to go back to work, combined with questionable curricula in some district schools, a Christian education is more and more attractive to parents.
I love serving God and the acts of kindness I can be a small part of each day. It gives me joy and I feel the delight I believe God experiences through these ministries. I am reminded of a line from a movie, ‘Chariots of Fire’, the character Eric Liddell when questioned why he missed a church event, states, “I believe that God made me for a purpose. But he also made me fast, and when I run, I feel His pleasure.” For his Delight, EUDOKEO, may we all run.
We all want LGBTQ and transgender people to be treated with love and respect, free from discrimination. What we don't want is our God given unalienable rights infringed upon with legislation that attacks the core of a moral society.
The retreat challenged us to look deeper into what biblical generosity actually was. We met other people who were on the same journey and heard their stories of radical generosity. One of the reasons it is called a “journey” is because the transformation of our giving paradigm didn’t come all at once. For us, it was gradual through a series of small incremental steps of obedience.
God is a creative being thus we have creative abilities and with His help we can begin to develop our own solutions to help solve our own problems. This attitude begins to change the hearts and minds of those struggling with poverty