Dear Church Family,
A brand new decade! We are entering into 2020 with new vision and impact for the life of our church. I am writing this article to you following the adoption of our 2020 ministry budget. This ministry budget provides for an even greater impact in missions here and abroad.
The North Central annual Lottie Moon Christmas offering is the largest amount we’ve sent in the past 12 years. These funds go directly to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and are earmarked to go to the field, not being used for administrative costs. We believe in the efforts of our partnership with thousands of other like-minded churches that make our mission effective and vast!
I want you to continue to pray for our “Who’s Your One” effort. Get somebody on your heart to pray for-a person who needs to know the love of Jesus. Evangelism begins with prayer. Look for ways to invest time building a relationship with your “one.” Take an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with them using the Romans Road to Salvation, The Bridge illustration, Steps to Peace with God, or the 3-Circles Life Conversation Guide.
We are embarking on a new Bible study on Sunday mornings in the book of Ephesians. The book of Ephesians is about the riches that we have in Christ. These blessings that come from the Lord enable us to live in a different way. My prayer for us all is that we would be salt and light in this generation as a result of the gifts that God has given us to serve Him.
Be praying for our College Students who are attending Life Impact Jan. 1-4 in Deland, Florida. This is a tremendous retreat that challenges students to join the Lord in the harvest through prayer, evangelism, and disciple-making! Pray for lasting fruit!
Please be in prayer for our young people as they prepare for the DNOW Weekend next month. Billy Young, who leads the next generation Ministry for the Florida Baptist Convention, will be the speaker this year. He is a friend of North Central, preaching on several occasions. We’re praying that our young people will grow and that many new people who need Christ will attend and meet Jesus personally.
The Gathering has a special event on January 31st! Be on the lookout for the info that will come out on this fantastic ministry to our ladies. You don’t want to miss anything they do! I’m sure it will encourage you!
It is a joy to be your Pastor as we enter into another decade for the wonderful people we call North Central Baptist Church!