February 7th, 2013
Message to the Church Family of Christ the Redeemer
The Board of Trustees, along with other leadership in our Church, appreciates all who were able to attend our Annual Business Meeting on January 30, 2013. We believe the Lord used this time to bring clarity, focus, and resolve to God's plans for our church family. We know there are some who could not attend this meeting and we want to extend communication to these as well. If you would like to review the minutes frm this meeting please contact the church office. Your leadership teams are available to you and please contact us with any questions or input on the key messages. Email questions can be sent to the attention of Derek Mercer, our Executive Administrator, at
The Board of Trustees, along with other leadership in our church family, are excited about the opportunities that we have ahead for Christ the Redeemer Church. The walls of our church have been strengthened and people are taking their place on the wall to fulfill the plans God has for us in our church family and in our community. Our word for this year is "Release" and we are seeing signs early this year of God releasing His Spirit to us and equipping us to the Great Commission in areas all around us. In Isaiah 61 the word speaks of release and the year of God's favor. There is a release of focus and momentum on the Missions Outreach as a new written missions plan is being prepared. Jerry Williamson, President of Go To Nations, has been instrumental in equipping us through Global Pathways Workshop and follow up with our Mission Advancement Team to further develop protocol and procedures for a first class Missions Program.
In our finances, we are seeing a positive trend in giving and attendance. These are key elements in the process of refinancing of our mortgage which is currently being pursued. The financial wall of the church is critical to reaching our goals for the church and the community. We desire to be a "giving force in the community" as Pastor Sean has challenged us. Out of the gathering of the saints at CRC is an overflow to others. We prayerfully seek God on this major event of refinancing and on the finances of all the individual families within our body.
Our prayer time together on Wednesday nights is coming into a new season of bold and consistent prayers. We are using the Circle Maker by Mark Batterson as an impetus to standing firm in faith and being intentional on circling in prayer those God places on our hearts. This is an amazing time of making a difference in the lives of others.
Looking forward to the things of God in this year of 2013! We circle our prayers around you for God's blessings for your lives, your family, your businesses, our church and our community.
Board of Trustees
Christ the Redeemer Church