There is one committee and one team functioning right now within our church that deserves our appreciation and commendation. The Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility of filling all of the leadership positions outlines in the Constitution and Bylaws of our church. This committee has been faithful in its praying that God would impress upon those He has chosen to step forward and assume the responsibilities required to guide our church forward. Paul said, “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the quipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12). God knows what He wants our church to do for His glory. He knows our needs and He also knows who he plans to use to lead us to where He wants us to go. I thank God for our Nominating Committee consisting of:
I praise God also for our Facilities Dream Team. This team is working to pray, study and implement God’s plan for how our church may best utilize the facilities and space He has provided here in our current location. The Apostle Paul prayed, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful to Christ Jesus…” (Ephesian 1:1). The place where God plants His people and the space from which they apply God’s mission to the world is vital to the growth of God’s kingdom. We need to be good stewards of the facilities God has provided. I give thanks to God for:
Phil Peters Doug Bryant
Carol Childers Michelle Callahan
Ken Pethel Becky Guyton
These have also been faithful to pray and seek God’s direction. The team has been full of ideas as to what we can do to beautify our space and multiply its effectiveness. We can be thankful that this past week our Stewardship leaders and Facilities Dream Team established a new savings account which will be designated as our Future Property and Space Fund. This fund was initiated with $10,000 from our general account generated through the faithful giving of our members. Our members have contributed through tithes and offerings in 2015 approximately $180,000. The 2015 Church Budget called for $164,500 to fund our ministries and fixed expenses. The resources utilized to create our Future Property and Space Fund were transferred from the general fund overage. TO GOD BE THE GLORY! Take time this morning to give thanks and pray for the work of these dear people.