Sunday night at 4 pm in the sanctuary, we will have an ordination service. Daniel Nesmith, Jon Joiner, and Mark McAndrew have answered God's call to vocational ministry and have been through an ordaining council interview. They are each currently serving in roles of pastoral ministry at their respective churches. We will also be ordaining Stan Tedder, Greg Hale, and Doug McFarland as deacons for WFBC. This is a special time in both the lives of these men and the life of our church. Based on the pattern of New Testament churches, we will gather to encourage, affirm and pray over these men for God's Spirit to anoint them for a blessed life of ministry. All are invited to attend.
At 5 pm following the ordination service, we have our ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE FOR ADOPTING THE 2017 MINISTRY BUDGET. The budget serves as a guide for the way we steward the financial resources we each give to Kingdom work through the church. The budget also represents the way we fund the vision God has put on our heart for making wholehearted followers of Christ locally and globally. The budget has been prayerfully put together with the input of our staff, Finance Ministry Team, and deacons and will be presented for a vote by all church members in attendance.
Our Acts 1:8 season of giving has kicked off with a strong start. The presentation by Chris last Sunday was a powerful reminder of what God has done and what He can do with our gifts for reaching the world. I'm praying God would lead each of us to give generously, gratefully, and in a way that demonstrates spiritual growth in the grace of giving. Our goal is $200k and ALL of us together can see this goal accomplished. Let's do it!
For His glory!