We worship God joyfully and reverently with consistent prayer and teaching his powerful truth.
We serve our community by encouraging Christ-like relationships with our neighbors.
12th Avenue Church’s annual Mission Emphasis Week will be Sunday, November 6, through Sunday November 13, 2016. The Outreach Committee is in the process of putting the final pieces in place for that week. The theme for this year’s Mission Emphasis Week is “Vision Without Boundaries” based on the theme text Isaiah 54:2 from The Message: “’Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep. You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family.’”
This theme, I believe, fits well with where we’re at in our renewal process as a church. Now that we’ve revamped our vision to be “12th Avenue Church seeks to worship God and serve our community,” we’re in the process of finding ways to intentionally put our vision into practice. The theme for Mission Emphasis Week encourages us to think big about how we can live out our ministry vision here in our community and beyond.
On Sunday, November 6, either a missionary or I (Pastor Mark) will be preaching a mission-related message (we are finalizing our speaker plans for that Sunday). The Outreach Committee will also be distributing the Faith Promise envelopes encouraging you to reflect on how the Lord is leading you to financially support our missionaries for this ministry year. Our Mission Emphasis theme song is our renewal theme song, “Build Your Kingdom Here.”
On Sunday, November 13, Rev. Keith Doornbos, the Director of the Calvin Seminary Renewal Lab, will be preaching on our theme and theme text. We will also be collecting your Faith Promise cards during the offering. Our missionary to Romania, Dawn Elenbaas, will also be sharing a report of her work this past year. We will also have a congregational potluck after the morning service to celebrate our commitment to living out God’s mission here and around the world.