Note: Instead of a devotion for 40 Days of Love, we chose to focus this article on the upcoming vision process. Find out more about the vision process here.
Our community and nation are changing. We no longer live in a society that understands and values the Christian faith. People tend to attend church less and less each year in our community. While many are ambivalent toward the Christian faith, some are increasingly hostile towards it.
As we conclude our celebration of 175 years as a people of God, it’s time to start focusing on the future. What does God have in store for us in the coming years, especially in light of the changing culture that we live in? Where would He have us go?
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19
God is already moving. He has been providing for us for 175 years, and is continuing to guide us even now. He has been shaping us throughout our history for this very moment.
Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22
The Executive Ministry Team (Pastor Chuck Whited, Jason Christ, Marsha Peth, Sue Steege, Tim Hartnett) is leading a process to discover this “new thing” that God has in store for His people. We can’t do it without you. God has placed something on your heart and in your mind that will help us discover His vision for this church. We would invite you to join us in this process in three ways:
- Pray. Keep this entire process in your prayers.
- Participate. Fill out a survey online at FirstTrinity.com/Vision, or complete a written survey at the Information Center. Your feedback on this survey will be critical for our discovery process. You can also attend a 2-hour vision event at First Trinity on October 29 at 6:30 p.m. or November 8 at 9:30 a.m.
- Proclaim. Tell others about the process and encourage them to participate.
We hope you will join us in the process of discovering God’s “new thing” for First Trinity.