This past Sunday morning, March 1, Taylor Dunn shared his resignation with our congregation. His resignation saddens our hearts. He and his family have endeared themselves to our congregation, especially our students and young adults. Taylor and Nicole have distinguished themselves in their genuine display of love and concern for students. The Dunns will be missed. As they now press ahead in the next chapter of their lives, we commit to praying for them continually and the future God has for them.
The obvious question in light of Taylor Dunn’s resignation is: “What happens now with our student ministry?” In the interim period, we will do our best to maintain some various aspects of our ministry to students, particularly on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Fortunately, we are blessed to have a high-quality group of volunteers who serve capably and faithfully in the student ministry. I expect that they, as they have done before, will step up to give us additional help in this interim period. Please ask the Lord to meet our needs as we continue our ministry to students and begin the process of calling a new student minister. It is uncertain at this point what our summer ministry will look like for students. We’ll see, yet in the meantime we will trust the Lord to guide us along in the days ahead. Thank you for your prayers.
On Sunday, March 15, I will begin a very brief series of sermons compelling us to think about the implications of following Christ in a world which doesn’t. Even a casual observation of our modern culture would lead one to conclude that the world in which we live is becoming increasingly chaotic, confused, dangerous, and deceptive. Monitor your online newsfeed. Turn on the evening news. Listen to the conversations of people around you. What you discover is that the world is descending into disarray and madness. What is a Christ follower to do in these times? Where do we find truth? How do we grapple with issues in the culture that run counter to biblical teaching? We will labor to find some answers to these questions that will assist us in living faithfully for King Christ.
March 22-29 mark the dates for the week of prayer specifically for the work of Southern Baptists in North America. Did you know there are 363 million people in North America, representing 350 languages and more than 14 religions? Did you know that 273 million people in North America have no relationship with Jesus? That is staggering to consider. We must pray. We must give. Our AAEO offering goal as a congregation will be: $16,000. Our ingathering for this strategic offering will be Sunday, March 29. Please consider giving generously as you pray during this week of concerted prayer. Thank you.
We are a few weeks away from two the most meaningful Sundays on the Christian calendar. On these Sundays respectively, we will give our attention to the significance of the cross and the empty tomb. Easter Sunday is an opportune time to invite people to church to join us for the celebration!
See You Sunday!