What a year! If someone would have told me all God would accomplish in 2018, I don’t know if I would have believed them. This year has been filled with victory on so many fronts, all glory to God! Each year we try and give you a snapshot of things that have happened in our midst – from people receiving Christ as Lord and Savior, to baptisms, from small group leadership, to church planting and sending efforts, from kids ministry vision, to financial pictures. My aim is that we are always transparent and doing our very best to shine light on the overwhelming abundance that God has showered on us, his church.
Our Cypress Campus is growing rapidly! God brought us Bob and Sue Reed to lead that effort, and we are thoroughly blessed to have them! Student ministries at both locations are already seeing the fruit of new leadership and direction! We voted on the branching of our Cypress location, and the sale of 70 acres of land there in Cypress to set us up for long-term sustainable ministry at both locations. These are just some highlights! God is moving! On top of the physical, I have personally seen so much spiritual connection and growth in our people. We are developing an appetite and affection for God in new ways. Our heart for discipling people to maturity in Christ is producing lasting fruit, new leaders of small groups, and we are beginning to see the power of a culture of invitation.
This report is designed to give you and your family an opportunity to bask in the goodness of God, to see how God has used your efforts in serving others, in your giving, in being and making disciples, and through your prayer support to change the lives of those in this community God calls us to serve. As you reflect on what is shown here, take some time as a family to sit and pray. Maintain a posture of thanksgiving and awe before a God who is constantly at work in and around us! To Him be all the honor and praise.