Over the past few weeks we’ve seen people come to faith; we’ve made connections with a number of new people searching for truth; we’ve started up an Alpha course “out of the blue” with plenty of interest; we’ve seen increased interest in Local and Global mission through our new “Taste of…” events; we’ve made the bold move to worship in a different location; we’ve started “Café Church” - a new kind of Church gathering that we’d love to see continue regularly...and more!
How do we respond when we see good things happening? Well, we can sit back and say, “wow, that’s cool” and just let it pass us by; we can get upset that there is change, start moaning about what is happening, and glorify what “used to be”; or we can embrace what God is doing right here and now, and join Him in it.
I think that embracing what God is doing is really the only choice for a faith community like us—after all, we call ourselves “followers of Jesus”! It’s essential that we partner with Him and follow His leading.
So, how do we do that? It is important that we all get involved, at least in a small way, in something that stretches us beyond our comfort zone. It is important that we identify, and start working in, the unique gifts and ministry that God has given us individually. It is important that we are able to help one another out, and encourage each other on the journey.
What will be next for us as a Church? What happens after the trial at the Hub? How about the Furlong, is that it? We don’t know for sure, but wouldn’t it be awesome if we saw a move of God here in Hawera that is greater than anything we have ever seen before? Wouldn’t it be amazing to be part of something big that God is doing right here and now!
Make sure you’re ready, because God is on the move!