The Church of Tomorrow

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

Last Sunday, we began new message series in our worship services on the vision of our church. Throughout this series, we will be studying the story of Nehemiah and learning what God desires from us in faithful obedience. But today I want to ask you one question: what do you pray for when you pray for our church?

I know many of you actively pray for our church, and as your pastor, I appreciate the prayers and I join you in praying for our church. But what do you pray for when you pray for our church? Lately, I have found myself praying for a movement of the Holy Spirit to awaken the church. I have pictures in my mind of what that might look like and it is AMAZING! I can see people engaged in studying the Bible, meeting together with others for prayer and encouragement, serving the least fortunate in our community, and sharing their faith in powerful ways. I can see people connecting with God through worship and the presence of the Holy Spirit is alive in our worship gatherings. I can see people praying all around the church and prayer spilling out of our church and into the streets of Royston. As I see these images in my mind, I realize that my prayer is for God to move in such a way that we might be that church in our community.

What is your prayer for the church? Will you join with me in praying for our church? I believe God is doing amazing things in Royston, and I believe God is inviting each of us to be partners in the Kingdom.

Have a great week and I look forward to being with you in worship on Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 AM!

Grace and peace,
Matt