Grow the Good!

Grow the good!

The book of Philippians, written by Paul when he was in jail, is one of the most joyful, grateful, confident books in the Bible. Paul recognizes the good that God has done and knows that God finishes what God starts. The joyful, confident tone starts immediately, “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6).

God’s good work in us—and through us—transforms the past, present and the future. In the next couple of months, we are celebrating God’s good work, which started at Cedar Hills Community Church 60 years ago. God is still working to grow the good today and we know that God desires to grow the good for future generations. This fall we will focus on three specific opportunities for our congregation to engage in good

1. Grow as a disciple! Join a Sunday class, a small group, a missional community. Also use your gift to serve others. We will explore opportunities to get plugged in at Discovery Weekend on Sunday, Sept. 8.

2. Celebrate Cedar Hills! On Sunday, October 13 we will celebrate 60 years of ministry in one service at 9:30 AM followed by lunch. We are blessed and we will give thanks for the good God has done.

3. Grow the good! We believe our best days are ahead and so we are launching a capital campaign to help us move forward in ministry. This campaign will address three key opportunities.

First, we will refresh the space God has given us to serve people. Second, we will replace broken and outdated equipment. After 13 years of heavy use, things wear out. Third, we will retire the remaining debt on our facilities, freeing resources to do more good!

God calls us to love and serve our community which we have been doing. I can’t begin to imagine the impact of the next 60 years!

The Voice translation of Philippians 1:6 says, “I am confident that the Creator, who has begun such a great work among you, will not stop in mid-design but will keep perfecting you…”

God is not done with us—He is just getting started!

Pastor Kent