I hope you are doing well today, especially with this weather that keeps surprising us. I am excited about what God is doing in the life of the church these days. And I am talking about the global Church. I believe there is a stronger awareness of the need of God in our lives now more than ever. At the same time, there is more rejection, and attacks against Christianity. That is why I believe that the church must come together, and join in a common mission in the local church. Because great things are accomplished together, in community, united with one purpose. Our purpose is to lead people to Jesus!
Midland is full of churches, Bible believing Churches; my concern is that with the number of churches we have, our town should look different. And I believe that part of the problem could be a lack of commitment in our churches. Our goal this year is to lead more people to Jesus, and TOGETHER fulfill the great commission that Jesus left us. This is the reason why we started the year with a series of messages about our story, vision, mission, and purpose, which will hopefully get us excited about our possible future. If you are part of The Gathering, keep on praying and join us this year as we dream God's dreams and follow His lead. And if you are considering going "all in", pray that God will give you confirmation and know that we are praying for you too.
In 2014 we ministered to more than 200 people, from children to adults consistently at our Gatherings. Almost half of these are active in our church serving in different areas. Something that excites me about this number is that over 40 are children! We held over 400 different Gatherings (worship services, Prayer meetings, Bible Studies), and our message in these events reached about 2,000 people.
We want to strengthen even more our core group, those that are “all in”, ready to lead others to Jesus and help The Gathering be a place where anyone can come and find Jesus; that is the reason for this series of messages. I pray that God will move our hearts to be sensitive to his voice and lead as many as we can this year to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
As a Pastor, my greatest joy is to see people come to Jesus; it is all about Him. Let's continue to make Jesus the center of everything we do.
If you have any prayer requests please don't hesitate to send us an email, or call our office. Our website is now completely mobile friendly, and we also have an app that you can download to stay connected, read devotionals, and listen to messages. Simply go to: www.thegatheringmidland.com
May God's blessings be upon you and yours, I hope to see you soon!
Jorge-R, Lead Pastor