Dear Church Family,

This past fall your three pastors (Dennis, Gary, and myself) began meeting once a week to pray and dream and seek the Lord regarding how our church can make a deeper impact for the kingdom of Christ.  We know that our church (and every church) is called to fulfill the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), and we know that this includes reaching people both in our own neighborhoods and among the nations (“Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the utter most parts of the earth,” Acts 1:8), but how can we best go about doing that?  What we concluded, through much prayer, is that we need a clear vision and strategy that we as an entire church family can buy into.  This way we know our goal (our vision) and we’re all on the same page about how to reach that goal (our strategy).  The more we met and planned the more excited we got about the possibilities before us as a church.  And we want to share this vision and strategy with you in the month of January.  So, each Sunday in January we will be focusing on important aspects of this vision and strategy for reaching more people for Christ.  It’s nothing fancy, or extraordinary, just a way for us strategically to connect more people to Jesus and his church, and to create a culture of outreach and mission among our faith family.  I look forward to these Sundays in January, and I hope you come anticipating what God will do in us and through us for his kingdom and glory.

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Grant