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Vision 2018

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Thanking God for what He has done & 
looking forward to what He is going to do!

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Looking Back...

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Spiritually

Milestones
15 people began to trust Jesus
6 people are in purposeful discipleship
NO baptisms
Transitions
Sent George & Sheila to Michigan!
Barb Warner has taken oversight of Women’s Ministry
Small Groups/Adult Education in transition

Financially

Didn’t make budget
Genesis part-time with church & PT w/Childcare
Still paying down our debts
More consistent giving with many of you! THANK YOU!

Physically

New projector (shared cost)
New Sound system (donated!) Thank you Las Americas!
Growing list of maintenance needs (thank you, Ben!)
Land Update
BLA has been approved and completed
We currently have a buyer!
Denomination needs to OK the sale

2017 Initiatives Progress

Building Community (events & shared meals)
Kidmin Safety (thank you, Pat!)
Didn’t see as many become partners this year
More consistent financial partners!
Making disciples fell off the map

Looking Ahead...

“It is amazing what the church in America can do without the Holy Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:4–6 ESV
Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Follow. Give. Serve.

Mark 8:34–35 NLT
Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.
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2018 Ministry Initiatives

1. Generational Investment
2 Timothy 2:22 NLT
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.
2 Timothy 2:2 NLT
You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.
2. Strategic Prayer
Colossians 4:2 NLT
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
3. Meaningful Outreach
Matthew 23:11 NLT
The greatest among you must be a servant.
2Cor3.4-6
2 Corinthians 3:4–6 ESV
Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Mark 8:34–35 NLT
Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.
4. Dynamic Discipleship
Ephesians 4:11–15 NLT
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.

Call to Action

Memorize  
Invest in our youth by _______________________  
Commit to purposefully pray on the 13th of every month for my family, church and city at __________ am/pm
Serve my community by __________________________
Commit to The Journey when it begin April 8th
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