Dear Church Family,

Lord willing, by the time you are reading this, Nathan and Katy McCravey will have closed on their house and will have begun moving in. I know I speak for all of us when I say that we are extremely glad they are here. We have prayed for God to direct our path to the man for this new position of Family Minister, and He has blessed us with the McCravey family.

To convey our thankfulness and love for them, this Sunday (8/13) at 9:00 a.m. we will fellowship with one another and welcome the McCraveys to our church family. Please join me in praying specifically and intentionally for them as they continue through this time of transition. Let me also encourage you to begin praying that the Lord would show you where you personally might serve the children and youth associated with our church.

We don’t know what the future of our church holds, but we do know our God is faithful and He will glorify Himself. Each one of us is vital to the health of this church. God has united us together through the Gospel of His Son and has placed His Spirit within us in order that each one of us might be a blessing to one another and play a role in serving the body. No one person can do everything, but together we are the body of Christ. If we refuse to commit ourselves to serving the Lord in the context of the local church, we are hurting ourselves as well as the rest of the members.

“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love” (Ephesians 4:15-16). Let’s pursue the Lord with all that we are as we strive to be faithful and entrust the outcome with the Him. We don’t know precisely what He’ll do, but we know what He’s capable of.