It’s hard to believe it’s been 3½ months since we became a part of the Central family. What a blessing it is to be a part of what God is doing in NWA and around the world through our church. People are coming to faith in Christ, growing in their faith, and putting their faith into action in meaningful, life-transforming ways. This is happening because God is at work and on the move in our church. And we get to join God in what He is doing.
You play a vital role in helping God accomplish His plans in and through Central. Each of us do as we join together to Connect People to Christ. That’s our mission – our reason for being a church. This mission is accomplished as more and more of us engage in five key behaviors we call connection points. As we Worship Fully, Grow Deeply, Give Freely, Share Passionately, and Love Unconditionally we will personally connect with Christ on a much deeper level and we’ll help others connect with Christ as well, some for the very first time.
Each week you have an opportunity to Worship Fully with your church family. Whenever you’re in town I hope you’ll make it a priority to be in worship. We also offer several opportunities for you to Grow Deeply in your faith through classes, special studies and small groups. On our website, you can indicate how you are going to Give Freely, Share Passionately, and Love Unconditionally.
Through the online My Ministry Connections Form, you will find dozens of ways you can be the hands and feet of Jesus in mission and ministry in the church and in the community. Prayerfully consider how you can join with others in service in the coming year. Those items with an asterisk represent priority opportunities where we need more people on an ongoing basis. Please consider joining us in these key serving opportunities.
With the online 2018 Giving Commitment form, you can indicate your anticipated level of giving back to God through Central in the coming year. Intentionally deciding what you will give not only helps you grow in your faith, but it will also help us in our planning processes for the new year. Prayerfully consider what you will return to God in 2018.
Thank you for being a part of what God is doing in and through Central. Thanks to you and so many others God is transforming lives in NWA through our church. I can’t wait to see what God does in 2018.
Sr. Pastor – Central UMC