Because I am not able to personally visit each of you, I am taking this opportunity to share with you recent events at Red Lane Baptist Church. I hope and pray that in doing so each of you will sense God’s leading as we walk in His grace.
I believe, as I hope you do, that the ministries of our church are a blessing to both our church body and families outside our congregation. God continues to bless us with new growth and ministry opportunities. Yet with this growth comes a challenge. Since our current monthly income must be used for our operating budget, we must now focus on a solution to maintain the positive mission and ministry of Red Lane Baptist.
New Day is the name chosen for our stewardship campaign. We believe that with God’s guidance, this ministry will fulfill the financial needs of our church. As part of our New Day program, every household is asked to prayerfully consider making a sacrificial commitment—over and above your ongoing tithes and offerings—to be given over the next three years. We hope to raise the necessary funds in order to move forward in our ministry. As you can see, New Day is an important step to our future, and your involvement impacts its success.
Watch your mailbox for an invitation to attend one of the Vision Gatherings. The purpose of these meetings is to share information with you, to answer any questions you might have, and to encourage you to make this a special matter in your daily personal prayers. Following your receipt of an invitation, a church volunteer will contact you to confirm your attendance. Please know that your participation in a Vision Gathering is very important and that no commitments will be taken at these meetings. When you are called, please say yes.
These are exciting days of decision in our church. Let us commit to seek and act in God’s will. To the glory of God, we will move ahead with faith.
Dr. James Taylor