Brian Steenhoek, Jeff Mickey, Doug Tensen
In the weeks ahead, our Sunday morning teaching series will be exploring how we, as followers of Jesus, need wisdom and clarity in knowing what to say “yes” to. We know that our lives are filled with many, many great opportunities: Helping others, getting involved in activities, doing purposeful work, enjoying recreation, and learning all kinds of things. But every “yes” by definition means that we are also saying “no” to something else. This series will cover topics which will help us say “yes” in healthy and strong ways and promises to be a helpful guide as we seek to live faithful and fulfilling lives in response to all that God has done for us.
As a church, we are constantly discerning what to say “yes” to. There is no shortage of opportunities to start new ministries, engage with new partners, and respond to the needs we see in our world--all the while keeping up with the needs of a growing church and ministry. However, like any growing family, we recognize that when we say “yes” to one thing we are often saying “no” to some other good things.
One clear “yes” we committed ourselves to is our Let’s Go Campaign. Let’s Go is our campaign to pay for our new building in Grundy Center. As we enter Year 4 of our 5-year commitment, we want to encourage our church family to remember the commitment we made so that we can complete this campaign well. It's a matter of keeping our commitments, being good stewards, and preparing for future ministry and mission.
Recently, the senior leaders were meeting with other staff and got super-excited - imagining what would be possible if we could pay off our mortgage fully! We could hire a full-time staff for student ministry in Waverly, we could launch a ministry for at-risk youth struggling with mental health issues; addictions; abuse; or neglect, we could prepare for the next project….the list goes on! So LET’S GO and get our mortgage paid down so we can be ready for God's next call!
We are one church on three campuses! Let’s build on our current momentum for the mission God has called us to. Our senior leaders, board members and staff are renewing their commitments to Let’s Go. We ask that every family join us by prayerfully asking God what they can do to help, giving a gift, and completing a pledge card. Our goal is 100% participation. Please return your pledge card by Sunday, June 3.