I am so grateful for all of you. I continually hear stories of how you are loving each other well, caring for the needs of the saints, and spurring one another on toward love and good deeds. My family and I are so blessed to be a part of this church. That’s one reason I’m excited to announce our new online church directory.
I remember when I was a boy dressing up in a coat and tie and going to St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall with my family to take our picture for the church directory. We’d usually schedule our picture right after my grandparents took their picture. I never really thought of the church directory as important when I was a boy. However, after my mom died and we cleaned out her house, I came across some old church directories. It was both nostalgic and beautiful as I thumbed through the directory and saw faces I had not seen in a long time—some who cut me apple slices for VBS, some who taught me in Sunday school, some who worked the bing bag toss station during the Fall Festival, and others who have now passed and are with the Lord. What I didn’t know when I was a boy was just how useful a church directory can be for creating a culture of health in a church.
The church directory is a ministry tool for connection, fellowship, recognition, relationship, prayer, and so much more. We can’t be a healthy church if we don’t know one another. We need to recognize faces and names, to pray for each other, and get involved in one anothers’ lives. The church directory is a useful tool that can help us do that. But the only way this is going to work is if we all participate. The directory will not be public for several months, but we need your help to setup it up.
So grab your phone, download the First Baptist Enterprise app, and follow the instructions. See page three for more info on how to download the app. The church directory is for church members only.
I’m looking forward to worshipping with you today.
- Pastor Ben

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