I asked one of our members, Joy Norris, who enjoys writing if she would mind sharing some encouraging advice to mothers on Mother’s Day. She agreed, and it is below. Thank you, Joy!
I wanted to post some passages in the Bible that give the account of the crucifixion and explain why it matters. I hope you will pick a couple passages to read for yourself and take a few minutes to read them and reflect on why it is such an important event.
People need to put aside their opinions and attachment to what others have said and look at the actual events. And it’s not just with Trump and politics. It’s in everything including Christianity. This Easter I want to encourage you to read the gospel accounts for yourself.
For many commitment to Christ has been little more than walking the aisle, saying a prayer, or getting baptized, but there is so much more to it than this. A point of commitment is great, but a changed life should also ensue.
In January we came up with strategic plans to move the church forward and felt like if we could address key areas then we would be able to have an Easter launch. This felt aggressive at the time but we wanted to give it a shot. Six weeks later, and thanks to hard work by some key people, we are aiming for an Easter relaunch!
There is a lot of talk about community today, and the reason for it is because there is such a lack of it. People live isolated independent lives that leaves them cut off from relationships. The social media craze leaves people with thousands of friends but no one to talk to.
We are excited to announce that Kyle Rowe will be joining the Bridgeway staff as our new worship leader! This has been a key position to fill, and over the last couple months we had the privilege of interacting with a number of very talented and capable people, and we think Kyle will be a great fit for us.
What thesis statements are to papers vision statements are to organizations. Vision statements boil down what the organization is about and where it wants to focus its attention. Without a clear vision statement ministries can ramble off course and out of alignment.