With 2020 Vision we see Montrose as a place of BELIEVING, BELONGING, & BECOMING. We desire to see lost sons and daughters running into the arms of the Father. We yearn to hear the once-upon-a-time lonely tell of how they found a forever family. Our hearts skip as we feel the palpable relief of the questioner who has searched for truth and meaning and purpose only to be found by Jesus. All heaven rejoices when the lost are found, when the lonely find family, when the longing find purpose.
So won’t you continue along with me in this Jesus way? I’m excited for the future of our church family not because I know what tomorrow holds but because I know Who holds tomorrow. Our vision for the coming year is to see the love of Christ FILL our hearts, OVERFLOW into our relationships, and FLOOD the darkness of the world around us.
Our mission remains simple: KNOWING GOD, GROWING IN CHRIST, & GOING WITH THE SPIRIT. We know God through personal devotions and church worship services. We grow in Christ through prayer partnerships and small groups. We go with the Spirit in personal evangelism and organized outreach.
Jesus calls us to walk in love. Let’s LIVE OUR VALUES EVERYDAY: Loving God by practicing the priority of prayer, lifting high our praises and looking deeply into God’s Word; Loving people by opening our hearts to the fellowship of believers and opening our hands to the world around us.
We are a unique body of believers. It’s true! Why deny it? Why run from it? Let’s embrace our quirks. Just like every church family, we’re special, and God is doing something special in our midst. By God’s grace our candle still shines in the darkness. His worship is our purpose, and His Word lights each step of our way. What opportunities and challenges will we encounter along the path in 2020? Only God knows, but He’s given us all we need for life and godliness. His grace is our supply, and His Spirit is our guide.
Your Pastor & Brother in Christ,
February 2, 2020