So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
“Grow & Go” Vision Update
Any congregation needs to have a set of “anchors” based on core values through which all ministries are analyzed and established. Our Grow & Go vision has three such anchors:
1) offering compelling worship
2) growing healthy adults
3) intentionally serving others in Jesus’ name
The additions and expansions to the 2014-2015 budget will reflect these anchors. As we continue to strive for maximum Kingdom impact. Will must continually ask the question, “What is the best way to …?”
A new year often brings new opportunities to help friends and family members on a spiritual journey. One of the best things you can do is invite them to attend a worship service with you. The next sermon series is designed to help believers experience a different quality of life and help others find new life in Christ. I’m challenging you to bring at least one friend to the following series:
Three Fingers Point Back series – March 9
"It's not my fault, my parents didn't have a lot of rules." "I think it is a dumb law anyway." "It’s not that bad, everyone does that!" Personal responsibilities. We all have them. But we don't to claim them. Let's remember when we point the finger of blame at someone else, three point back. It's time to stop the excuse-making.
One of the goals for the Grow & Go vision at St. Mark is that by June 2016 we would have had 50 different people on a mission trip. We currently have 28 people signed up for our Buffalo, NY mission trip, 3 partners who are planning on going to Haiti and one who just returned from Africa. That’s awesome! Thank for your prayers, support and involvement.
Another goal for Grow & Go vision was to have 500 people involved in community service in Jesus’ name. As of January 2014, 286 people have been involved in community service. Should have set higher goals!
See you this weekend as we continue ACTS: Be Part of the Movement series.
See you this weekend!