Greetings Church Family!
This past year has been quite a personal and congregational adventure! From global pandemics to snow storms (and everything in between),there have been quite a few “firsts” for many churches throughout the world. To make matters worse, I must confess that I simply missed the day of class where we discussed “how to do ministry in the midst of historic events.”
In spite of all this, it has been an absolute joy to work with the students and families of Field Street as we all strive to grow into the image of Christ! Our students have had to cope with every challenge of the past year while also completing their schoolwork, being reliable teammates or team members, navigating the social waters of middle through high school, and some even holding jobs throughout the chaos! And yet, we have seen them routinely join us on a Wednesday night or a Sunday morning for fellowship and worship. They have prayed with us, studied with us, brought friends, attended camp, and simply lived in community with one another all year, and I can say with full confidence that the Spirit is moving in their lives and in the group at large.
I truly believe that the effort and commitment of our students have primed their hearts for big things this year. We hope to encourage their relationships with Christ to grow through a focus on personal discipleship on Wednesday nights, and corporate worship on Sunday mornings. Conversations about and with Jesus Christ abound on the 3rd Floor, and Carson and I feel blessed to simply be a part of such a sweet fellowship of students.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord, your labor is not in vain (1 Cor. 15:58).
The above passage has been a great source of encouragement for my wife and I this year and as I wrap this up, I want to extend that encouragement to you. While we can only hope that the chaos of the past year is behind us, one can never truly know what adventures lie around the corner. But Paul’s words ring as true today as they did in the ears of the Corinthian church. Commit yourselves and your families to the will and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and your labor will not be in vain. He has conquered death and is the firstfruits of the resurrection. It is my joy to say that in Him, we can handle whatever the next year holds!
Please join us as we pray for continued growth, safety, and rest for all of our students, and thank you for allowing Carson and me to partner with this wonderful congregation.