Last weekend our Trustees, Deacons, Staff and the Committee of Management met for a half day leaders retreat at Sunlight Tower. It was a wonderful time together. I was encouraged by the worship, the sharing, the envisioning, the connecting, the laughter, the fellowship and the engagement. I am grateful for each of our leaders and their desire to use their gifts to glorify God and build up His church. There is much to celebrate and look forward to, as we envision mission and ministry for 2020 and beyond.
This Sunday, we will conclude our four-week sermon series on Biblical Peacemaking. The four G’s is a helpful framework to think through conflict resolution and it provides an opportunity to self-examine, to take a step back to ask ourselves, does this conflict Glorify God and what part of the conflict comes from me (Get the log out of your own eye)? The four G’s also remind us to take the first step to Gently Restore and encourages us to Go and be Reconciled. These are helpful tools to consider. Small groups and Recharge are wonderful opportunities to study this further.
As we prepare for the new year, may we remember that we are made new because of Christ –“if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Cor. 5:17
On behalf of the staff and leaders, we wish you all a very happy Chinese New Year,