We Are Family

*Newsletter article for October 2014 at Central Christian Church*

There are so many things that I could think of to write about for my first newsletter here at Central.  So what do I want to communicate to you this time?  The vision that I see coming together?  How much potential I see in this community and church?  Both of those things are worthy topics, and we will be talking about them in great detail in the near future, but that’s not what I want to start out with.  I want to talk about family! 

Family means everything to me.  Not just my blood-related family, but the family that I share the most in common with.  And that is my faith family…you.  I mentioned in my interview sermon in July that back in TN we called our congregation at Crossroads our faith family.  I want to continue that with you here in Carlsbad.  That’s because we truly are family, and the best kind of family.  We have our savior as our common denominator in this family.  I have always been close with my actual family, but I’ve seen a shift over the last few years.  I’m still close with them, but my faith family has become my closest family.  I think that’s the way it should be.  We fight together in the trenches of the spiritual war that is going on.  We come together and worship our God.  We share life together. 

This is the same thing we see happening in the book of Acts, the early church.  Kelley and I are so excited to be a part of this faith family at Central Christian Church.  When life doesn’t go as planned, which it usually doesn’t, it is our faith family that we lean on, and it is our faith family that helps us to stay focused on Christ.  We love you guys, and we are looking forward to a long relationship with you as we try to impact the city of Carlsbad in great ways for Christ!

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