Central News for December 14, 2015

Central News for December 14, 2015

Central Church seeks to glorify God by bringing others to faith in Christ and seeing lives changed by teaching and living God’s truth.

Current Messages
No message recorded yesterday as our adult choir presented a Christmas cantata.

December 6th ~ Son of Man…Bread of Life

Upcoming Events
On Sunday, December 20th, our children’s Christmas program will be presented during the morning worship time

Our normal Wednesday evening services for December 23rd are canceled

Central will celebrate a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Thursday, December 24th at 6:00 PM

Missionary News
For the latest information on our Free Will Baptist missionaries, check this link.

For the latest information about Joel and Naomi McGill, check this link.

Bible Challenges
Bible Reading Challenge: Romans 5:1-21

Bible Memorization Challenge: Romans 5:8 (ESV)…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Pastor’s Note
Our adult choir may not sing every Sunday, and they certainly aren’t the largest choir around, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t sing for the Lord!  What a great job the choir did in presenting Breath of Heaven yesterday!  Thanks to all who worked so hard in preparation and a special thanks to our director, Bill Weeks.

Yesterday was also a great day for Central.  We added two new members to the church.  I’m looking forward to seeing how the Lord is going to utilize them in the ministry of Central Church.  Both Jessica and Adrian are excited and want to get to work.  That’s a great attitude and example.

We also held our annual business meeting yesterday.  All reports were received, and our 2016 operating budget was established.  Here’s a link to the website that has copies of our business meeting documents.

passing the batonOne thing that may not have gotten much attention, but caught my eye, is that for the first time since I have been the pastor we don’t have anyone on the Advisory Board that is over 50 years-old (except me).  Now, that may be scary to some people.  However, in the life of a church if the “old guard” doesn’t make room for the younger generation to assume leadership there will always be problems.  Central Church is poised, I believe, to make an impact in Grandview and the surrounding area in 2016.  We just need to listen to the Lord as He directs us.  I would encourage us to remember what missionary pioneer William Carey was quoted as saying, “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.”  Let’s make 2016 a year when we attempt great things for God!

I hope to see you in church soon!