by Carol Spencer, senior director of resource ministries
As I attempted to put thoughts on paper for this article, I was reminded of the great love our God has for His children. From my window I see our magnificent Worship Center and Children’s Building, and can’t help but rejoice over the needed space that God has provided through the generosity of His people. I find myself agreeing with Max Lucado’s beautiful words that remind us, "the One who came still comes and the One who spoke still speaks."
As Stonebriar finished its eleventh year, God continued to pour out His bountiful blessings. We finished the fiscal year at 99.95% of projected revenue and 86% of projected expenses. We built the Children’s Building without incurring additional debt, and we were able to add sports fields. Entering the current fiscal year, our church faces the same economic challenges as most of you. As God lays it on your heart, may you continue to provide for God’s work to be done at Stonebriar.
We in Resource Ministries are honored to be a part of this loving ministry. Our goal, Colossians 3:17 states, "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father." May we never lose sight of the fact that we are serving Him in regard not only to our willing duty, but also as servers of nourishing food, which is the Love and Truth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
My prayer is that we will continue to glow and grow in Christ’s perfecting grace and savor the joy that comes only from living out His unique role for us.