Stories of SERVING, SHARING, and GIVING
This is an exciting season for our church family. By God’s grace and for His glory, we are renewing our commitment to His mission in this community and to the nations. Already, God has been at work among us for this purpose. So, we have compiled these stories of serving, sharing, and giving as expressions of God’s faithfulness and power in us to advance His mission. I would like to thank each person who contributed their God-story.
I’m certain God desires to give you a new story as He works through these areas in your life, as well.
Pastor TitusIf you're interested in having the booklet, STORIES OF SERVING, SHARING, GIVING, which includes all 29 stories, please stop by or contact our church offices.
STORY OF THE MONTH from April Crawford
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations...and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. - Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Evangelism is not my gift; however, the Lord has commanded me to be a witness for Him. I have tried passing out tracts, doing Faith Evangelism, doing surveys door to door, and I even tried witnessing to strangers on the airplane, all of which were not easy and foreign to my personality. The past few years the Lord has been showing me witnessing should be a more natural process. Therefore, I have changed my method of witnessing to building relationships and to living out the gospel of Christ. I no longer memorize a sales pitch, but instead have fun just being the way God made me. It is so much easier without a work mentality.
A few years ago, God called me to lead a W.O.W. (Women of the Word) group at my home. The goal is to mentor young women and to encourage them to love and serve God well. Building relationships with the women has become a natural and rewarding way to share the Word. This past year a young lady accepted Christ as her Savior and has moved to Alaska, serving in a local church with her family. God is so good and the Christian life is so exciting when God is working through me rather than me working in place of God.