Dear <<First Name>>
Happy New Year!
The new year is a time to think about your dreams. What do you want your life to be like in five years’ time? What steps do you need to take to achieve those dreams? Perhaps this is even more so at the start of a new decade.
It’s the same for our church family, what are your dreams for the Windsor Fellowship Church? What would you like the church to look like in five years’ time? What are the steps we need to take to achieve those dreams? What’s your role in taking these steps? This is a great time for us to dream big.
In all our dreaming and plans, for ourselves and our church family, where does God fit in? Today at church we’re thinking about 1 Corinthians 3, in all we do, with all our efforts, we need to look, trust and rely on God to do the work. “Nether the one who plants nor the one waters is anything, but only God who makes things grow.” (1 Corinthians 3:7)
So, in 2020, let’s dream big, let’s work together, and let’s trust God to make things grow.
We rely on God for growth, but we need to do the ‘planting and watering’:
- Be regular at church to encourage each other. Very helpful article by our Sam Allberry, Your Church needs you, can be found here
- Be committed to prayer. Come to the prayer meeting – our next one is tomorrow evening, Monday 6th Jan. If God is the one who makes things grow then we need to talk to him in prayer.
- Be involved in talking about Jesus. God makes things grow, he gets the credit, but we’re involved. Plant the seed, water it, and trust God. Our next Christianity Explored course starts on January 16th. What about your friend who came to the Jeremy Marshall evening/the wreath making/carol service/nativity? Invite them to come along.
Happy New Year and see you this afternoon to encourage each other to rely on God who makes things grow.
Senior Minister, Windsor Fellowship Church