by Pastor Mark Jordan
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19a, NIV)
I want to take a break from our “Saturday in the Psalms” series, because of the momentous occasion this weekend represents! As we get ready to kickoff worship in a new space, this is the perfect time to revisit the heart of the vision for Church at The Well. It starts with the idea that The Well strives to be a place where you can BEGIN your faith journey (or begin again if you got off God’s path days or decades ago). If you’ve been away for a while from The Well, or even the Lord, come and make a new beginning with us as we all BEGIN anew!
We also long to be a place where you BELIEVE that you matter to God and that you are here for a reason. BELIEVE that you can make a difference in the church and the world, and you are needed not just in this move to a new space, but in the Kingdom of GOD! BELIEVE it!
The Well also strives to help you know that you BELONG to God’s family, known as the Church! Churches go by different names, have different styles, and are filled with different people. Still, YOU BELONG, and we have so many awesome ways to help you use your life in service to God #atthewell and Trinity. Familiar ways like worship, backpack buddies, students and kids at the well, and life groups are all still in place. Now, we have a whole new family and slate of programs that are available to us to help us closer to God and each other (please check out Trinity’s Facebook page and website: http://www.trinitycartersville.com).
That’s a long way to say that we have a vision to be a church where you can BEGIN your faith journey (or begin again), BELIEVE that you are here for a purpose, which is to BELONG to God’s family to help change the world.
We live this out in our purpose, which is to CONNECT people with God and each other to change lives, because we know changed lives change the world.
The helps us fulfill our common mission, which is to make new and better followers of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
All of this, my friends, is WHY the Church exists, and what helps make Church at The Well the special place that it is, wherever it gathers to worship, serve, play, and learn about what it means to live in God’s presence with the people He’s given us to do life with.
We get to BEGIN a brand new journey with our family at Trinity; BELIEVE that God is in this, bringing us together for something bigger than we could ever be or do alone; because we all BELONG to God, and therefore we belong together. Let’s CONNECT in that belonging, knowing that God is ready to transform ALL of us into His desired new creation. God IS doing something brand new…do you perceive it?
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for loving me, and everyone in your family. I believe in you, and I want to begin this new journey with you and others, because my heart longs to belong to your forever family in Jesus! Help me to face the future unafraid, so I might live into the vision, purpose, and mission you’ve given not just your church, but everyone called to be a part of it, beginning with the unique design for my very own life. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.