I have just got back from a church leaders meeting.and I feel full of hope!
We spent the early part of the meeting rejoicing in how far we have come as a new church in a short time,the hurdles that have been overcome, the prayers answered ,the blessings we have known,the joys we have shared together and the journey we have travelled. It is good to reflect on God's goodness and having reflected, we gave thanks to God.
We then chatted together about the large numbers of opportunities that are opening up before us both in the town centre,where our new building will be completed either late this year or early in 2012 and in the area around the Crowmoor building. We even talked about some things we would love to do in a few years time but are unable to do yet
We finished by thinking about some of the changes we may need to make to how we do things and how we organise structures in order to take advantage of those opportunities It felt like a bit of an Acts 6 moment.
In Acts 6 the apostles reorganise the ministry of the church to allow them to keep the main thing the main thing (i.e the prayer and the ministry of the word)
We all recognise the need to develop more leaders and we are working hard to identify peoples giftings and callings
All this and I was still home by 10pm !
Busy days,exciting days but also Happy days!