Another whirlwind year in the life of our community! What a joy!! My ministry has focused on new programs in Mission & Outreach led by Lynda Johnson; Stephen Ministry training and supervision; Spiritual Enrichment through Prayer, Bible study and fellowship; and ongoing collaboration with pastors and laity for “Hi, Neighbor” groups.
I am delighted to be a small part of our strong projects for outreach and mission in the hands of our Mission team. I have enjoyed working to empower and train eight new Stephen Ministers. And, as always, I have been delighted to lead several groups focused on prayer and Bible studies. Please read reports for these ministry teams. I am excited to see the wide involvement of so many in serving God by serving others to grow in spirituality and outreach to meet others’ needs. The men and women we have been helping through a caring network of Christian brothers and sisters are below the poverty line, but rich in determination to reach financial stability, no longer homeless.
My emphasis now and for the future is to strengthen our Stephen Ministry program, move forward with the Administrative Council’s Prayer Initiative, and continue to develop our “Hi, Neighbor” groups as teams of callers assisting and inspiring each other to strengthen community ties. How blessed I feel to be part of this family of Christ, a family in which the urging of the Holy Spirit is evidenced by our ministries.