THE KEY TO RENEWAL AND GROWTH
There is a 2nd, even more important piece to this season of ‘Renewal & Growth’ on which the Session’s work and the key to moving forward into this season of hope and grace rests.
This piece is YOU. It is US.
It is each individual at PCN and WE as a community together.
You see, renewal and growth is not a top down leadership decision and initiative despite what we might assume from our experience in the business world. Rather it is a bottom up covenant between God, each of us individually, and all of us together in answering God’s call for PCN. The Session has positioned us to follow after Jesus and will continue to do so, but it is each and every one of us that will covenant together to enter this season of renewal and growth.
It will involve shifting our mindset from scarcity (to not having enough, not being enough, not being willing to change) to abundance (God is providing, God taking care of, God moving us to risky discipleship). It will involve beginning to see and live into the royal priesthood of which we are a part- In it, each of us both leads and follows, invests in the life and ministry of church. We are not simply consumers, but vital tools of what God is up to @ PCN.
Entering and living into a season of renewal and growth will be up to each of you. It will be up to us together as we follow after Jesus.
Friends, I cannot wait to walk with you in this new season, to share with you the fruits of the Session’s labors on your behalf, and to jump into the unknown with you trusting in Jesus to lead us. I know it won’t be a simple journey and it will involve learning, failing, and change. Such is the way of discipleship. But I have hope in new life, in being made whole, in the kingdom of God being fulfilled on earth, all of which Jesus brings in his wake.
So my friends, in this season that we are about to enter, ask yourself, “How can I be about hope and grace, renewal and growth, and being the Body of Christ @ PCN?” Because God needs each us.
With Hope & Grace,