Recasting the Vision Our Church (CFC)

In the month of October, our church had the privilege of moving to a bigger space in Woodsboro, MD. We are really excited for the increase God has given us. The Lord has blessed us so much and we are most grateful. Please do visit when you’re in the neighborhood.
Usually, we tend to forget what we are all about with success. Also, the most important things are also usually buried underneath the many burdens of life. So, not to loose sight of our vision as a church, our head pastor has been taking us through a series of teachings revisiting the vision of our church.
The WHY we are in Woodsboro, Maryland.

The vision of our church is to make disciples for Christ

One important point among many we have had in reestablishing our vision is commitment. 
Commitment in our case is to dedicate ourselves to the purposes of the Kingdom of God. Also more specifically to our church, is to make disciples for Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (KJV) -1st Corinthians 15:58
It is imperative to know that without commitment, it is impossible to see the mission through. Our commitment to the cause does not have to be casual or based on convenience. It also does not have to be based on agendas or ulterior motives other than the cause itself. We also do not need others to pressure us to commit to the cause: Nor do we have to make a profit out of the cause in order to commit to it.The ultimate way to commit we learnt is have a cause/purpose commitment. In other words, to commit with the cause or purpose always in mind. That is to have the end in mind always. You commit always having the purpose right in front of you. 

 Things that destroy our commitment

 Being committed to a cause is a great deal and needs lots of diligence. There are things we do that destroys our commitment to the cause we are about. With the many things that calls for our attention like the bills to pay, family to help and work to be done, we tend to forget the cause. It is therefore important to identify some things that cause us to lag in our commitment and make much effort to avoid them. Such things may include
  • Convenience mindset – The idea that journey will be rosy and easy
  • Consumed activities – Sometimes, we let our problems consume us to the extent of taking our focus off the mission. 
  • Competing affections – When we have other activities or things competing for our affections as well
On the other hand , there are things we should do to strengthen our committed.

Things that strengthen our commitment – Luke 9:51-62

  •  Don’t loose sight of the big picture – It is important to keep the big picture always in front of you and don’t loose sight of it.
  • Be consumed with the cause – In our case, the way to be consumed with the cause is to continuously read the word of God and know God’s purpose. Keeping the faith will consume us with the mission. 
  • Determine to reach the ultimate destination – We can do all thing through Christ who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13). 
Finally, as we recast our vision as a church, I believe it is a perfect time to revisit your personal visions as well. How can what the corporate church learns help you as an individual to get you back on track with your own vision?
Are you committed to a cause?
What are some things that destroys your commitment to the cause?
What are some things you do that strengthens your commitment?

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