Talking about the Vision Night. I was so encouraged by the turnout again this year. It’s so important to have buy-in and involvement from as many as possi-ble at a time when we are talking about the future. One of the most exciting things about the meeting for me was the fact that we voted in two new El-ders—a woman, and a relatively young man. Congratulations Yvonne and Brendan!
What is so exciting about that? Well it speaks of where we are as a Church. We are not afraid to recognise leadership wherever it comes from. We are confident enough to entrust ourselves, as Christ’s church, to those He has raised up for the task—without favouritism (sound familiar from our series in Acts?). Well done Church!
Now we must go about the task that lies ahead: Establishing stronger “Community Involvement” and building for the future through “Capital Devel-opment”. These notions are no small feat, but with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the determination of a people set aside for the Kingdom of God, then we can achieve this and even more in Jesus’ name.
Let’s get ourselves up off the couch. Let’s not sit on the sideline. Let’s get in there “boots and all” so that we can see “significant Kingdom impact in South Taranaki”.
Do I hear an Amen?
Rich blessings, Pastor David Auty