From Your Pastor's Heart
EXPANSION PLAN REVEAL: Tonight will be a special time in the life of our church as we consider a plan for expanding our ministry. We will go over this plan in the evening service and will allow time for questions. We will not be live-streaming tonight, so you will need to attend in person if you want to see the plan. I realize that may be difficult for some, but I think this is something important enough to make accommodations for.
On another note, I never thought I would be put in a position where I would be called upon to defend the ministry of this church in a court of law – but that happened this past week. Our ministry was attacked and I had to try to defend our reputation. I don’t know if this is something that will become more common in the days ahead, but these are sure interesting times.
Of course, we are not the first church that has had to face this kind of thing, but I hope you will be praying that God will protect us and that whatever criticism comes our way we can speak the truth and that the truth would prevail. Whether it is in a court of law or to our neighbors and friends, we need to be prepared to explain the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15).