Pastor Tom's Monthly Message: July
Our Visioning Strategy Continues
Greetings in Jesus’ Name,
As always, my prayer is that this monthly article finds each of you doing well and enjoying the great grace that comes from God the Father, through Christ Jesus the Son and invigorated through the presence of the Holy Ghost in each of the children within the family of God. As you read this, my family and I are away on some much-needed vacation time, so we covet your prayers.
Most of you know by now that the prospective merge with First Baptist Thomasville did not pass the majority vote needed to continue discussions with them. I sent out a letter and hopefully you got that, but I do want to get everyone up-to-speed on what we are doing at Park Place now.
First, we are still open to any and all opportunities for future merges or multi-site ventures in the future. We must be open-minded in the day that we live in, and if nothing else happened from those talks with FBC, we have initiated ourselves into the process. That does NOT mean that we are currently involved in discussions with another church, but it does mean that we have not closed the door into what God might do with us in the future.
Second, our ongoing visioning strategy is continuing here. We have scheduled a “Visioning Night” service at 1:30 on July 21st to just inform the membership on what we are doing in those meetings. We want to be transparent as possible and float some ideas out to see what y’all think. I do want to thank those folks on the Visioning Team for their dedication, sacrifice, prayers and willingness to be used of the Lord in re-focusing our mission for Christ here at Park Place.
WE have VBS beginning on July 28th and our Nominating Committee is busy with the Officers and Teachers that will serve here at PPBC for 2019-2020. Let me encourage every member to serve in at least one official capacity on a committee; just one. Salvation and service both begin with “One”.
In closing, as we remember the 4th of July and the birth of our great nation, let us thank God for the privilege that we have in the Gospel that freedom affords us. Win your “One” and give them a new rebirth that makes them free indeed (John 8:36).
God Bless and see y’all in Church!
Pastor Tom and Pat Campbell