This Sunday we will take an offering that I hope will be just the first step toward an exciting future. This week’s second offering will go toward supporting mosaicHouse Church in their plan to launch a new church plant.
If mosaicHouse can come up with the money for a down payment, they will purchase the Ottewell CRC Church building at a generously low price. mosaicHouse will then have to provide a core group of members and a church planter in order to start a church with a brand new flavor and missional outlook. (Sneak preview: Their plans include engaging the gifts of Kings University students in the endeavor.)
I say this could be just the start of something bigger, because just last week I sent a ten-page report to the Clerk of our regional body (Classis) for distribution to all the Christian Reformed churches of our area. The report calls for all of our churches to unite in prayer around the goal of pursuing the Great Commission. It also calls for our Classis to plant five churches in our region in the next 15 years, in addition to the Ottewell plant, and for existing churches to take an educational journey to learn how to become more effective in fulfilling the Great Commission.
On March 9-10 the other members of the Home Missions Team and I will formally present this proposal to Classis for discussion. Hopefully we will gain their approval.
Could you pray with us as we approach the day of voting on the proposal? I am excited. I am nervous. I am eager to see what God will do. I really do believe that mosaicHouse’s plans are just the start of something big. I believe God wants to include us in things that are bigger than we ever thought possible.
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