Good morning and Welcome to Church! This morning we begin our “PUSH” to get ready to kick off our Fall Schedule in September.
One of the key things that we do during this ministry “PUSH” is to get people signed up for our Core Responsibilities. Here at FBC we have identified that we cannot do effective ministry if we do not care for and minister to the children of the families who come.
We call that ministry our Core Responsibilities because we have agreed that caring for and ministering to the children is a CORE responsibility that every participating and able-bodied member of FBC should take part in. It is a shared ministry.
There are some people who are more “gifted” to minister to children. That is a given. But the responsibility of raising up disciples of our children does not fall to them. There is no real “biblical” calling to minister to kids. I would suggest that it is a responsibility and a matter of stewardship of our life and skills.
Today we are starting our sign up for the first 12 weeks of classes. You don’t have to sign up today, but it would be great if you can. One of the main suggestions we received last year was that people wanted to see the full lineup of classes over our three-12 week trimesters so that they could know what classes they wanted to take, and then what trimesters they could serve. Therefore, we are working to provide that to you also.
It is our hope and our goal, to see every able-bodied Christian at FBC take at least 6 turns over the coming 40 weeks to signup and help with Core Responsibilities. But, obviously, we hope that many will be able to and want to give more. However, it is my honest prayer that everyone will give some, to help us continue to reach our world for Christ.
All for Jesus,