Don’t Quit… Stay All In—
In Galatians 6:9 Paul writes, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will
I’ve just returned from our annual Alabama Baptist State Convention and Pastor’s Conference. This year’s theme for pastors was, “Don’t Quit”, intended to encourage and strengthen pastors and staffs that have become discouraged and tired in the work of God. We are told that hundreds of pastors are quitting or getting out of ministry monthly… the reasons vary-- they are burnt out, tired of conflict, fatigued, moral failings, unrealistic expectations, inability to please, and lost
It got me to thinking about several things like… “God help me to stay strong in the Word and for the work.” “God help me face any of the challenges, persecutions, and hardships that may in the future become a reality in faithful churches in our nation.” But it also caused me to think about how grateful I am that God has allowed me to be your Pastor. I am grateful that you allow me to do the work of the Pastor without the burden of unrealistic expectations that so many are faltering under. You have and continue to allow me to do the Biblical task of the Pastor. And because of that, I want to say to you again, I take it seriously and assure you of two things: 1. I promise to stay in the study and in God’s Word so that I may Feed you well spiritually. And 2. I promise to
ALL In for Missions… continues as we move toward our world mission offering goal of $115,000. Have you made your sacrificial gift above and beyond your regular tithes? If not, we’re counting on everyone to be All In! Today you’ll see another brief exposé on BMDMI, one of our 5 mission partners, performing medical missions in Honduras under the leadership of our own Ken and Kristen Nelson.
Thank You… Ricky & Pam and Piggly Wiggly
What a great church we have… so let’s be All In for Worship now and lift our hearts and voices loudly toward heaven in praise of our Savior. And remember, I love being your Pastor!
For God’s Glory Alone,