On behalf of the staff and congregation of First Christian Church, I want to congratulate you and wish you all the best on your recent election victory.
We are living in tumultuous times, and it takes great courage and sacrifice to be willing to step forward and lead as we navigate these rough waters. Our prayer for you as a congregation is that you can not only lead by example but also surround yourself with those who would give wise counsel. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
On behalf of the congregation of FCC, I want to congratulate you on 20 years of service to the church as a member of the Church Board.
As a body, we have been blessed with your wisdom and dedication to the church, serving faithfully and always reaching above and beyond what is asked of you to help further the message of the Gospel. You have been instrumental in helping the church to remain good and faithful stewards of the money that has been entrusted to us, as well as helping to appoint and send missionaries who have taken the message of the Gospel around the world. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
Please accept my congratulations on your recent election victory.
You have accepted a position of leadership in a very tumultuous time. As Christians, we are called to be “salt and light” to the world around us, and I want to encourage you to take this mandate seriously as you make decisions that will affect not only how we live today, but how our children inherit the world that we are to leave them. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
Another school year has begun, and I want to take the time to encourage you as you begin again in the classroom.
As their teacher, you have the unique privilege of being the hands and feet of Jesus to your students… and for some, you may be the first person who has ever done so. Your students will come to you from all walks of life, and I want to encourage you to take the time to get to know them and to get to know their stories. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
I am writing to personally say that your church family at Christian Life Church misses you. As you know we are committed to the person of Jesus Christ, and we base our teaching upon God’s revealed word, the Bible. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
It’s that time again! I know it must seem hard to believe, but Summer break is over, and it’s time for School!
Well, as I write those words, I know some are filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation of all the new school year holds, and others are not nearly as thrilled as they see the challenges ahead. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
Letter of Encouragement to be Christ’s Hands, Feet and Voice!
Greetings in Christ!
A singer and songwriter by the name of Gordon Jensen wrote a song some years ago which mentions the fact that you and I as Christians are the only “Jesus” that many people will see.
No, this does not mean we are Jesus Himself of course. We know He is Jesus all by Himself, yet it should be our goal and desire to be just a bit more like Him every day by sharing what Christ is like. We are to be “lights” in a dark world!
If there is ever a time for people to see Christ in action through His people, it is today!
Take a moment to read this story which illustrates what we are to be in this world when it comes to sharing Christ.
Pastor Mark Thompson of Faribault, Minnesota, suffered terrible knife wounds from an assailant in his home, in October 1988. One of the many consequences of his difficult recovery was being forced to miss watching his son Chris run in the state cross-country championship meet. Pastor Thompson commissioned his brother Merv to go in his stead. According to the account in the St. Paul Pioneer Press & Dispatch, Mark told his brother, “I can’t be there to see Chris run. So I want you there at the beginning of the race. Holler a lot. … Then at the end, I want you to really cheer loudly. And I want you to make your voice sound like mine.” Merv heeded the advice, and Chris ran a strong race, finishing second. Merv, also a pastor, discerned the theological truth in the story. “That’s what Jesus wants us to do.” he said. “Make your voice sound like mine.”
Friends, we are called to live in this world to “make our voice sound like His”! How can we know what His voice is like? Well, I believe one of the greatest ways is to get into the Word of God and see how He ministered to, and blessed people while on this earth. While the religious crowd often shunned Him, we know He took time for those who were hurting, broken and wounded.
Let’s do that!
There’s an old song that has these words:”Oh to be His hand extended, reaching out to the oppressed, Let me touch Him, let me touch Jesus,So that others may know and be blessed.” I encourage you today to do your best to walk where He would walk. To talk the way He would talk, and to lend your voice to the voiceless!
Letter of Encouragement to Get Involved in Volunteer Ministry
Greetings in Christ!
As we move our attention away from the “lazy, hazy days of Summer”, and begin to focus on the Fall Season, I wanted to take just a moment to remind all of us of the tremendous value there is in living lives of service for the Lord in ministry. Many people wait until school starts before they once again turn to the church both to have needs met, as well as to be on the giving end of seeing people ministered to. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
As we draw closer to the Holiday Season in which we celebrate a time of thankfulness just prior to remembering and appreciating the birth of our Savior, we thought it would be nice to observe the Thanksgiving season in a unique way.
During the month of November we will dedicate space on one of our walls in the church foyer as a “Wall of Thanks”. On this space we will hang paper, and we are asking each and every person who would like to share a thought, testimonial or drawing of what they are thankful for by using the supplied colored pencils to share. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
I just wanted to take a moment to briefly write to let you know how much I appreciate your work as Associate Pastor here at First Christian Church. What a joy it is to labor for the Master right here where God has placed us and our families. There is nothing so pleasing as being in the center of the will of God. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!