Churches Working Together
Yesterday Rhonda and I were privileged to sit at a pastor appreciation banquet sponsored by three Christian radio stations in Springfield area; Bott Radio Network, KWFC and The Wind FM. Seated around us were pastors representing many different denominations I left that meeting full from a wonderful meal, especially the dessert, and motivated by an outstanding message by Dr. Charles Lowry. I was encouraged by the spirit of cooperation in the room.
As I reflect on that luncheon today, the lasting sentiment I have taken from that meeting, is that it is necessary not optional for us to work together with other Evangelical groups who want to insure that the message of the love of Jesus is communicated to our lost world before He returns.
I hope you can imagine the joy I feel this morning as I look over our church usage information and find that just last Sunday Sonrise Community church in Pleasant Hope used our baptistry for new converts. I also notice that Eudora Baptist Church Men’s group used our Fellowship Hall for their Men’s meeting last Tuesday. These churches are our partners and we are honored to work in the harvest field with them. Also our Good News Bible Club at Willard East and Truman Elementary are supported by several churches in those areas. If I look back during the last year on our church calendar I see many different instances where we have worked with, communicated with and had fellowship with other churches in our area.
On another note in our area, last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the State Semi Final Softball Game which was won by our Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates. They lost in the championship game taking home the Second Place State Trophy, but they are certainly first place in our hearts.
If you find some grammatical or spelling error in my blog and you are the first to report it, I will buy you a specialty drink in our newly opened “Coffee on the Boulevard” coffee house. There is a chance that I will make a mistake on purpose so that someone will be able to sample one of Ms. Joy Clapper’s wonderful concoctions.
Good bye for now, we will visit again next week. In the meantime, I hope to see you Sunday with Bible in hand and God in your heart.
Thanks for your prayers,