As some of you know, I serve the Fresno Grizzlies professional baseball team as their chaplain. While the young men love playing for the Grizzlies, their ultimate goal is not to stay in the minor leagues, but to develop and be called to the Big Leagues! It’s easy for me to tell how things are going with the players I serve. If a guy has had a successful couple of games, he is smiling and everything is good in his world. If he has been struggling, then his face shows the discouragement and worry that he may not reach his dream. Everyone on the team wants to do their best and to develop into all the potential God has given them.
In this season of Trinity’s ministry, my face is bright! As we approach the halfway point of 2023, I have a grateful attitude for all that God has done this year! My personal goal for Trinity at the beginning of 2023 was to baptize 12 people. We are on track to see that happen! Additionally, we often host over 60 teens and children on our campus each week! The attendance on Sundays and Wednesdays is steadily increasing! Most importantly, the attitudes and spirit of our church is the most Christ-like it has been since I have served you as senior pastor!
We are leveraging our collective resources to make a significant difference in people. We are being the church our community needs as we collectively love, give, pray, and work. I shared some of my celebrations above. What joys are you experiencing as you invest your resources for the glory of God? Please click this address, email@example.com and shoot me an email describing your joy!
Last year, we all decided to approve an aggressive budget to make greater investments for God. We wanted to invest 8% more to impact people for Jesus in 2023. This was a significant decision. However, we are not collectively giving the additional amount of money we decided to spend. Take a moment to consider what this information means to you. Maybe you are giving an appropriate amount and your role needs to be one of encouraging others to give. Maybe God is asking you to pray bold prayers for the financial blessing of the mission. Maybe this is the time for you to begin giving, to give on a consistent basis, or to increase the percentage you give. God will be glorified as we collectively bring our resources
to bear for the achievement of our vision.
Thanks for all that you do for the glory of God at Trinity!