For me, there is no greater privilege than to serve as a pastor of a local church. I am amazed, humbled, and thankful that despite our flaws and inefficiencies, God has seen fit to use the local church as such an important instrument for his work. I know I speak for our Grace Bible family when I say that God has placed in us, a desire to be a shining faithful expression of God’s glory. A desire to be faithful, healthy, and fruitful. To be salt and light. To MAKE DISCIPLES of Jesus Christ!!
Myself, along with the other elders of Grace Bible will be going on a ministry focused retreat later this month. We are reading this book as a team in preparation for our time:
Here’s a link if your interested in reading it yourself. 9 Marks of a Healthy Church
Also, another great book I have been reading re: the ministry of the local church, Center Church is only 2.99 on Kindle. Here’s a link to that one: Center Church, by: Tim Keller
Y’all please pray for our time as elders later this month. Pray that God by His Spirit through His Word, would direct our conversations and time. Pray that we would bear in mind the charge of Acts 20:28 “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.”