People have asked what our vision is for 2019. It is simple and easy to articulate, the simple truth of the matter is that we need to be a church that is filled with people that are confident, comfortable and the conviction to share our faith.
We will never effectively just grow the church through plans and programmes. We will grow the churches through inviting friends to church and sharing our personal faith with them.
We often don’t share faith because:
- Lack of Gospel Knowledge
- Lack of Compassion
I call upon every member of the church to, here and now, commit to pray for one friend, neighbour or colleague to come to Christ and to post that name on a note on the fridge or in the study and to pray daily for them. I also call upon every member to find an opportunity to have a God conversation with a friend, neighbour or colleague and invite them to church in the next 6 months.
If we truly believe that God’s word does the work of conversion through the power of his Holy Spirit, we will unabashedly share the simple and unadorned truth of the gospel. A truncated and inadequate gospel will quickly be abandoned and never shared. But a gospel that can save by grace through faith — apart from works — as a free gift is believed, treasured, and declared boldly.
If every family brought one person to faith, the church would double in a year.