"The Church That Cares"
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2017 Theme: The Church Where Every Member Counts
Scripture: Luke 15:1-7; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:12
In 2017, Our theme this year is "The Church Where Every Member Counts." The key scripture is Luke 15:4-5. Jesus said, “4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.” This year, our church is committed to reaching every member every week. In our scriptures in the entire chapter, Jesus is teaching on the importance of every person in the kingdom of God. He talks about a lost sheep, a lost coin, and a lost son. Once they were found, there was joy in the presence of those who found them. When members get lost by wandering away, or lost in the house, or lost because of a bad decision. God once us to take the initiative to find them. Many churches will let their members fall through the cracks. However, we are committed through a strategic program to get every member involved in the work of the Lord.
Once that is done, then we can see God began to add to the church. In the book of Acts, we saw how God added 3,000 souls to the church in one day and 5,000 on another day. The to our success is, the Lord added to the church daily as such as would be saved. The church saw powerful miracles and they experienced amazing growth because they were filled with the Holy Ghost and obeyed the commandments of God. In 2017, we can experience that same growth and power in our lives when we make every member count.
Luke shares with us how they made every member count in the early New Testament church by following these steps found in Acts chapter 2. He said, "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favor with all the people. The results again were and the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. When every member counts, we will love one another and fellowship together.
This year, our 12 Tribes Outreach Ministry will play a vital role in helping us to accomplish this task. They are already organized and we will make sure that they are equipped with all the tools that they need to do the work that they are assigned to do. All of our other ministries will work together to help to nurture our members so that they can become better disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord. We look forward to this wonderful challenge in 2017. We urge you to join and support our campaign and help us to experience great success this year.