Dear Village Church,
As we begin a new year filled with promise, we want to be cognizant of the need I raised in my sermon this week from 1st Corinthians 14, ”Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.”
Before the Israelites entered into the promised land in Numbers x, we see that they took an account of themselves—they assessed themselves. And as we look towards this year of ministry in our city, that’s exactly what we want to do as well.
The Church Health Team is putting together a retreat for our church this winter. The theme for the retreat is Discovering Our Spiritual Gifts. We want to embark on assessing ourselves as a community so we can minister to our neighborhood together in confidence and reliance upon the Spirit.
The Scripture places significant emphasis on the role Spiritual Gifts play in our life as a community. This retreat will give us the opportunity to discover more about ourselves and how God made us uniquely as individuals, as well as find out how we fit together as a whole church.
The Church Health Team has sought out a speaker who will walk us through the scriptures in an engaging way, and then continue our study in group discussions.
The date for the retreat will be February 19, from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch and will be at a meeting space in Manhattan. There will be a nominal fee to cover the cost of the meeting space and materials.
As ministry leaders, I would especially encourage you to attend as this retreat will help equip you for ministry and lead more effectively.
You can pre-register online using the form below: