Church Board Prayers - Week 9
I have attended Manteno Nazarene for 29 years. That doesn’t seem possible. In that time, there have been different leaders. Our lead pastor has remained the same, but we have experienced different leadership in every other area of our church.
I have served mostly in our children’s department throughout my journey here. Our children’s department is where most of our leadership turnover has been felt. Yet, our children’s department is at a place where it has not been before. We have moved forward. The Bible tells us in Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” If we were dwelling on the past, we would not be aware of the great things that God has done in the present.
We live in a diverse society. Will we ever please everyone? No. Who are we to please? The people, the kids, the teens or God? As a church we need to be praying about the future of our church. Will there be adjustments? Absolutely! Will EVERYTHING change? No. The modifications will be made through prayer and discussion.
What is your part? First, LOVE GOD!
Next, I ask that you Journey Together with us. Whatever revision takes place, trust that it is in the name of Jesus. 1 Corinthians 12:14 “For the body does not consist of one member but of many.” The definition of unity is the state of being one; or oneness. Therefore, we are the unified body of Christ.
Finally, I invite you in this time of adjustment to get involved! Serve God. You ask how do I serve? There are plenty of areas. Greet, usher, hold a baby in the nursery, media, sound, or make coffee. This is just a small list. Who do I talk to? Contact the church office, speak with one of our pastors, board members, or fill out a ‘connection card’ in the pew.
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you would guide and protect us in these days of adjustment. I ask that you be with each one of us. Open our minds and hearts. I am thankful for a loving and caring church family. I pray that whatever your will is, we will obey. Amen.