God has been kind to adopt us into his family and involve us in his eternal purposes (Ephesians 1:4-6). But he doesn’t simply make us onlookers. Instead he gives us the remarkable privilege of being fellow-workers in his wonderful project of building up his church in both number and in maturity (4:15-16). Ultimately it is God’s love for us in Christ that shapes our desire to play our part in building up the church. By his Spirit, God enables us to become more and more like Jesus, who gave himself up as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (5:1-2).
Having been encouraged in this from our time in Ephesians, it makes sense to take the opportunity to review our gospel partnership as a church.
Inside our 2022 Gospel Partnership booklet you’ll see the many ways we can serve to enable us to do the things we love to do each week. We love everyone to consider how you might serve our congregation and fill in the serving form, even if it’s just to tell us you’re happy with how you’re currently serving. We currently have particular needs in our Kids, Audiovisual, Music and Setup teams.
In addition to giving of our time and energy, our financial partnership is also an important aspect of our response to God’s grace. We’ve been reminded of the pressing need to review our giving for the remainder of this year. Our Financial Response form enables you to share your intentions with us in an anonymous way so that our Leadership Team can make wise financial decisions for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023. Again, we’d love everyone to fill this in even if it’s just to tell us you’re not making any changes.