To know Christ and make him known.
“Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.” – 2 Corinthians 4:1 (ESV)
For Converge Church, 2015 has been a year of difficult changes and unique challenges, but nothing that happened this year came as a surprise to our faithful Lord. He has taken the opportunities afforded by the events of this year for many reasons, but none so clear as this: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7, ESV)
Over the last few months, it has become very clear, not only to Keely and I, but to every person that makes up this small church family, that we absolutely must continue as a unique expression of the church in our mission to know Christ and make him known in this small city that we love.
Plant. Water. Pray. Repeat.
We eagerly anticipate the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the people of Campbell River in 2016. We know many people here have yet to hear of the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15), and we intend to plant seeds of the Gospel,water them with love and good deeds, and pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to bring the promised increase. And when we’ve finished that, we will do it again listening to and experiencing the heartbeat of the church on repeat.
Prayer & Support
As we continue to partner with the C2C Network
and Fellowship Pacific
, we also ask for your prayers and financial support for 2016. Pray that we would steward well all that the Lord has entrusted to us, that our church family would be bold in sharing the good news and in showing love to Campbell River and that we too would persevere in prayer.
Please consider making even a small donation to us right now through our website at convergechurch.ca/give or by snail mail to 881 Cortez Rd., Campbell River, BC V9W6J9.
I leave you with a few verses that have been on repeat in many of our hearts reminding us that our hope is not in our circumstances, but in Jesus Christ:
Lamentations 3:21-24 (ESV) – But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” ~ Read more ... 431 words, 1 image