FGP- A Letter From Your Pastor #2

 A Letter From Your Pastor

   God continues to amaze me with what is happening inside our church body here at Southside Baptist Church.  Excitement has filled our congregation; we are   seeing growth in our fellowship both numerically and spiritually.  The “Follow God’s Plan” capital giving campaign is moving ahead at full speed.  We are in the middle of this incredible movement and moment where we are seeking to make God’s vision for our church a reality.  God could build this wonderful Family Life Center without any of our help, but that is the most wonderful thing about this process is the fact that God wants to use us and the resources He has given us to help see His vision for our church become a reality. 

   As a church family, God has given us all the resources we need to see this Family Life Center come to fruition.  I read a story not long ago that illustrated this point perfectly.  “The pastor stood before the congregation and said, “I have bad news, I have good news, and I have more bad news.” The congregation got quiet. “The bad news is: the church needs a new roof!” the pastor said. The congregation groaned.  “The good news is: we have enough money for the new roof.” A sigh of relief was heard rippling through the gathered group.  “The bad new is: it’s still in your pockets”.  The Lord has been gracious to us and He has made it clear to us what our next step is in reaching our community for Christ and helping disciples grow in the faith.  God has also been very gracious to us in the fact that He has given us all the resources we need to see this building come to fruition.  The hard part is giving God back what is already His, our money to see this vision come to reality. 

   I encourage you to do as my wife and I have already done.  That is, lift up this question to God in prayer.  “Lord what does sacrificial giving look like in my life?”  Also pray this, “Lord help me to be obedient to fully give what you ask me to give.”  As Kaitlyn and I sought the Lord in this matter He made it absolutely clear to us what we were to sacrifice in this campaign and I know the Lord will do the same in your family as well.  Realize God will bless your obedience and He will use the sacrifice you make to further His Kingdom’s purpose for years to come.  This is an eternal investment that will impact generations to come.  This is an investment that will more than likely out live your life here on earth.  That is truly an amazing thought that you and I can be apart of something that will continue to make an eternal difference long after we are gone.

   Please pray that God will guide you through your giving to the “Follow God’s Plan” capital giving campaign.  It is a high honor to be your pastor and to lead the church in this wonderful time in the history of our church.  I love you and may God richly bless you and your family!

Pastor W. Baxter Boyd

One Response to “FGP- A Letter From Your Pastor #2”

  1. wanda walker says:

    my prayers are with you. So blessed to be a part of GOD’s plan for Southside..

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