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Vision Sunday Preview January 3, 2009

Filed under: thebridge — martyschmidt @ 7:20 pm

I’m pumped about tomorrow’s gathering at thebridge. What has been set aside as a Sunday to cast vision has morphed into something more. All day I have had this impression on my heart to teach on the unity and peace that needs to exist in us as a body of believers this year. Ottumwa is rich in a history of division especially in the church and God is calling us to stand in those gaps and be a bridge. What an opportunity and undertaking.

The centering scripture for this is taken from James 3:17-18, “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”

As it stands the morning will highlight the following and more:

Upcoming Sermon Series
New Prayer Initiatives
Winter/Spring Growth Groups
Monthly Events
Recent Staff Hires

The aim in all of this is to rally those who attend thebridge on a regular basis to identify a way in which they can move forward in their journey of faith. We cannot be the same church we currently are in one year and we as individuals cannot be the same individuals we are in three months. God is continually calling us to follow him in greater ways. What that looks like for each person will very but it is our goal to offer each person a next step in doing so each week no matter where they are at.

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