Pastors Pen - July Aug 2017
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July / Aug 2017
by Pastor Alan Darby

 

Dear Friends,

“The church needs you!  Not because it needs people to fill positions within the organization, but because YOU are an important part of the body of Christ.  You have a significant contribution to make.  You have a God-given ministry in the church and a mission in the world.  I know this is true because the Bible says so.  According to Ephesians chapter 4, as pastor, I am called to prepare and  “equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.  Then we will no longer be infants….but instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, which is Christ.  From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (4: 12-16)

              It is an awesome thing for every Christian to discover how the Lord has uniquely designed each of us to serve Him in a way that is most fruitful and fulfilling.  It’s a great thing to find where each one of us fits into His overall plan to reach the world with the Gospel of Christ.  For these reasons I would like to invite you to join me in a summer study beginning July 16th entitled “The Network Seminar”.  This is a six week study designed to help participants identify each individual spiritual gifts, personal passions, aptitudes and personality types for “networking in ministry”.  This study was very well received when we did it three years ago and I am confident it will be again this summer.  You will be hearing more about this on Sunday mornings coming up. 

 God Bless you,

Pastor Al 

 

 
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