THE VISION OF HINDLEY GREEN FAMILY CHURCH
As the Pastor Hindley Green Family Church I am asked what do I see for the church of the 21st century.
I see a world that needs a strong church more than at any time in history.
I long to see a church living in expectancy of the Lord's return and the cry of our hearts is indeed “Come Lord Jesus.”
But I also see a church building a future for the third and fourth generation should He tarry.
I see a church with 4 generations of worshippers, where the seniors share their wisdom and the little children bring their simple love and everyone works for the good of the church and the community.
I see a church where all the believers are free to express their love for God in their own way without fear of criticism.
I see a church where the people love one another and are motivated by compassion for those who do not yet know Jesus as Saviour.
I see a church that promotes the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman for life but a church that is there to pick up the broken hearted where things have gone wrong.
I see a church where every member is growing in their confidence in God and an awareness of their gifting and role in the body.
I see a church where every member is open to the Holy Spirit and willing to be used by Him in his supernatural gifts.
I see a church where the believers receive the financial blessings of God but who never forget that we are stewards and when we give to the poor we lend to the Lord.
I see a church where every member from the leaders to the smallest child is teachable, open and willing to learn as the Lord gives new revelation. May we never feel we know all there is to know.
I see a church with a desire to reach our local area and to make a difference here but who always have eyes lifted to the farthest reaches of the world, ready and willing to send and to go as the Lord leads.
Written by Pastor Robert Channings