With so much going on sometimes it’s hard to know where you fit in and as yet there is still a lot of uncertainty. Even as members of the committee involved in the whole process, we are surprised at each meeting by new opportunities and developments which arise and we have to be continually flexible. All that is planned is a massive undertaking and probably not feasible in the eyes of the world. Commitment is required from every single one of us irrespective of position, age or anything else. As each stage progresses we will be holding further consultation meetings looking for feedback and ideas. There will be many opportunities to volunteer with fundraising and practical support as well as to contribute financially. For now we would ask you to
- Commit to praying regularly for all the existing work in the church as well as the plans for development. Individually, in your prayer triplet or as part of a larger gathering. Pray especially for protection from our enemy, Satan, who will also be at work. We believe that prayer needs to be at the heart of everything we do.
- Keep informed – attend the meetings, read updates on the website, in the Newsletters and in the Notices, speak to the Ministers, Elders and the members of the Development Group
- Tell us your ideas – what would you like to see going on? What have you ob- served in other areas or churches you have visited that you thought worked well? What do you think the needs of the community are? We are still very much in the planning stages and this is the time to let us know what you think so we can (where feasible) incorporate your ideas.
- Help with fundraising – are you interested in organising or helping out with a fundraiser? Do you have some good ideas for alternative events? Do you know of any organisations we might be able to apply to for support? Speak to Fiona if you can be involved in any way.
2013, promises to be an exciting year for all of us connected to Rosskeen. We are sure to be challenged and at times frustrated, there will be progress and setbacks, but our prayer and our hope is that as we strive to reach out into our communities with the good news of Jesus, we will see the Spirit at work in people’s lives, bringing them out of the dark and into the light. To God be all the glory.
On behalf of the Development Group