This year has been an interesting one, but we have been able to further the ministry of the word and of our service to one another and our community. Last month, we established our deacon family ministry and have aligned ourselves more with biblical ministry. As we continue to be conformed to the likeness of Christ and His wonderful word, we will continue to grow in our biblical practice for the good of God’s elect.
Scripture is perspicuous about God’s providence. No one rises, falls, or even comes to faith without God’s determination. When we think about missions, we think about them with God’s providence in mind. Jesus alone builds His church (Cf. Matthew 16:18). God frustrates the plans of people and enlightens hearts according to His own will (Cf. 1 Samuel 2, Psalm 33). No one can come to the Father unless Christ chooses to reveal the Father to that particular person; Christ does this only according to the Father’s will (Cf. John 6:22ff).
We can strategize and work hard to do missions, and we should, but unless Christ builds His church it will not be built. We cannot build His church for Him. We understand missions to be our participation with Christ as Christ works, nothing more or less. So, we pray for God’s kingdom to come and will be done, not ours. We trust He is working all things together for His glory and the good of His elect. We serve others and tell them about Jesus for His glory alone, not to create an audience for ourselves as if we should ever build our kingdoms on Christ’s back. Soli Deo Gloria.
This month, we established our deacon family ministry. As a result our elders’ (pastoral) ministry is conformed more to God’s design. Ministry among the church body and through the church body to the community continues to strengthen. We encourage you all to serve according to your gifts and calling, and encourage those you serve to come on Sunday mornings with you as we sit at Jesus’s feet, learn from Him in all grace, and glean from God’s good word together.
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Upcoming Special Events
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Audio Video Tech- to run sound and video on Sunday mornings.
Hispanic Missionary- someone to start a hispanic outreach ministry at TCATS for the growing hispanic population in the Sulfur Springs Valley.
Bible teachers- those interested in teaching the Bible or pastoring can be trained here.
Singers and Musicians.
If you have a particular calling, we will be sure you are equipped and put you to work for Christ’s kingdom.
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