Let’s just lay our ecclesiastical cards on the table: After all, what is the point of having a Church, unless its people (you and me) are wholly dedicated to the accomplishment of God’s supreme mission for said church? ………
In our specific case, we are talking about God’s plan for Christ Center! Clearly, the Lord has placed on Christ Center’s leadership, the mission of reaching Sedona for Jesus Christ. We will not rest until we are satisfied that everyone in our town has had at least one opportunity to consider the idea of making Jesus Christ the Lord of their heart and life. So how are we doing with our mission?
Over the last 18 months we have distributed approximately 3,000 New Testaments along with “Roman Road bracelets” to locals and visitors. We still have 2,000 to distribute. Once we are done with the original Bible consignment, we will reorder 10,000 New Testaments.
EVERY MONDAY, this year,
we have had at least one team out on the streets “Engaging Sedona” with the love of God, with prayer, plus Bibles and Bracelets. It is safe to say hundred Sedonian’s have been touched by this ministry.
Also, at the beginning of 2012, we put the 9 acre property the church owns in West Sedona up for sale. We had a couple of false starts, but we are presently in the initial process of the final sale! We hope that the Escrow will begin on January 20th (or there about) with the sale finalized on April 20th, 2013.
With impending proceeds from the sale, the Membership of the Church has already authorized a cash offer on a building strategically located on 89 A. With God’s blessing, we could be in that building by autumn, 2013.
If this actually happens, Christ Center’s visibility in Sedona will instantly increase exponentially. With God’s help, this move would strategically position the Church and greatly amplify the doing of our mission to reach Sedona for the Lord.
(click on to www.sedonachristcenter.org to listen to this series)
In 2012, we have seen the primacy of prayer being elevated to its proper place in ministry. Our Wednesday night prayer meeting has had its moments of glory in the past, but also, the truth be told, its moments of disinterest. Lately, however, we have seen a fresh move of God in our prayer ministry to such a degree, that we plan on having a 72 hour prayer and praise vigil to “Launch Right” into 2013. The vigil starts January 1st and will climax on the evening of January 4th.