We look at the state of our nation and the world and see how God’s people stand in contrast to it all. As seismic shifts are taking place, we must prepare ourselves for the reality of a post-truth, post-Christian world. How do we stand for what is true while loving our neighbors? It’s all found here, in the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount.
We also look at some key initiatives as a church and draw us all back to our mission and our strategy to accomplish it. What will we do as a church as we move forward in the coming year ahead? Happy churches are marked by a solid identity in Christ and an unwavering commitment to His mission in the world. While the world freaks out in the midst of turmoil, we are unshakable. Happy churches love outsiders more than their comfort, they love God’s Word more than popular opinion, and they love the lost like they’re already family. Happy churches reach outside of themselves, love one another as Christ loves us, they give more than they receive, and they embrace persecution as a sign of faithfulness and an opportunity to love others to Christ.