This was an important question that the Leadership prayed about and chased God’s answer to during our retreat last week. Jesus told us to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matt 28:19 How does this work for us at Belgrave South?
As a Leadership we were inspired and drawn to a statement of purpose that tells us, “to grow relationships with Jesus Christ and our community”. This is what we believe is our purpose and the reason we exist as a church.
Each of us can have different dreams and ideas of what we should be as a church but the Leadership and I believe that this statement reflects what God is calling us to be doing for his glory. I know God has a vision for our church and as I look ahead, two to three years or more down the road, it is God that will make it happen. I desire to partner with God in doing His agenda, not mine, even though I don’t know all of the details today.
Vision is not a crystal ball or hearing audible voices. It is the belief in one’s heart that God is going to do something that is consistent with His Word and consistent with His will, and believing that what God is going to do will have an amazing impact on your life. Having vision is having the confident belief that the promises of God are going to be realised in the future of our church.—Pastor Andrew