Early this morning as I was driving to our campus, the beautiful fall sunrise gradually emerging over Pensacola Bay reminded me how the grace of God can gradually dawn on a pre-Christian enabling them to realize God’s forgiveness, to experience God’s grace, and to begin an unending journey of following Jesus.
Our mission as a congregation is to glorify God, to love one another, and to proclaim the message of Jesus. As we embrace the challenges and opportunities of the coming days, every ministry of our church has the ultimate goal of nurturing others toward a deeper journey of following Jesus.
Throughout the month of October, our worship services have emphasized the theme “Practicing the Purposes” as we have highlighted the five purposes of the church. The first Sunday we reflected on “Coming Back to the Heart of Worship.” The second Sunday we focused on Fellowship as “Connecting with the Family of Faith.” The third Sunday we concentrated on Discipleship as we talked about “Getting Our Souls in Tune.” And last Sunday, Dr. Lankford creatively led us to probe the question, “What is Evangelism?”
This week we will tie the purposes together with a message on Ministry entitled “A Fitness Plan for the Body of Christ.”