Preface

Some of us have been thinking about our future for a while. We have known that sooner or later we need to make a decision about our future. With a decline in the number of members, if we wait longer, we will have less and less ability to make decisions. And decisions will be forced on us whether we like it or not.

In the past few years we have been able to sustain ourselves without making drastic changes. Now we are at a point that if we linger the way we are, we will succumb to the forces of changes. That is, looking at our ministry in Christ, membership numbers, financial abilities to upgrade and pay for ever increasing repair bills, the time has come for us to find ways into a new future in Christ’s ministry.

The good news is that we still have time to make awesome decisions to follow Christ in his ministry. The bad news is that we do not have that much time left. At best, we have a maximum of a year or a year and few more months.

It is my hope and prayer that the elders will be able to present to you choices by the Spring, 2020. Once we as a congregation discerns God’s will and choose to follow Christ, we will put all our energies to do so. We will be bold in faith and choose Christ.

Rebirth in Christ is what being Christian is all about. It is the Spirit which will reshape us.

I, your minister, have full confidence in your willingness and faith to follow Christ.