Praying With a Purpose
I have recently started praying in Trinity’s prayer room and have taken this time to reflect on and pray about the work that God is doing here at Trinity. Of course, I also spend time praying over members requests, but I have found it to also be a good time to pray over our church and the purpose it serves in our community as well as around the world.
Many of you may be aware that beyond our Sunday and Wednesday services and Bible studies, we have several other things going on during the week that have become key areas of ministry here at Trinity. Some of these are not traditional or typical of churches of our size and background but they are ministries that developed through solid strategic thought and prayer. A few examples include a growing and thriving Parents Day Out for parents of preschoolers each Tuesday and Thursday. In addition, The Great Hearts Charter School, a Great Books School, holds classes in the education building and will be expanding next year from the first to the second floor. Logsdon Seminary, affiliated with Hardin-Simmons University, meets in the education building during the week and has grown to over 30 seminary students with plans to expand over the next couple of years. The TriPoint campus has become a popular events center attracting large events and conferences from all over the country and is continuing to see continued interest from large and small organizations alike. As mentioned above, these activities are not typical but they are good for the church and for our community.
As we continue into the 21st century, God has provided us with opportunities that we would have never have dreamed up. As good stewards of God’s resources, we have multiple platforms to reach out beyond our typical services to influence our community and our nation in a positive and God honoring way. As a church we pray for wisdom and discernment as we develop community relationships as well as partnerships that further God’s Kingdom.
We all know God works in mysterious and wonderful ways, so please join me as we are shown opportunities, like the ones listed above, in 2015 and beyond to develop God honoring partnerships that are closely tied to the mission and vision God has given Trinity Baptist Church.