I want to take this moment to share with you some recent events at Barefoot Church. I hope and pray that in doing so each of you will sense God’s leading as we continue to walk with the Spirit and step into opportunity.
I believe, as I hope you do, that the ministries of our church are a blessing to both our church body and families outside our congregation. God continues to bless us as our church grows. Yet with this growth comes a challenge. Since our current monthly income is used for our operating budget, we must now focus on a solution to maintain the positive mission and ministry of Barefoot Church.
Living the Vision is the name chosen for our stewardship campaign. We believe that with God’s guidance, this ministry will fulfill the financial needs of our church. As part of our Living the Vision program, every household is asked to prayerfully consider making a sacrificial commitment—over and above your ongoing tithes and offerings—to be given over the next three years. We hope to raise the necessary funds in order to move forward in our ministry. As you can see, Living the Vision is an important step to our future, and your involvement impacts its success.
Let me encourage your attendance on Sunday, September 8th. During this special service you will learn more about our new building project and our Living the Vision campaign. We will discuss the importance of church-wide prayer during this crucial time, and we will share information about our church and its ministry.
These are exciting days of decision in our church. Let us commit to seek and act in God’s will. Kim and I love doing this journey with you and pray God’s blessing upon you and your household. May we take hold of this season and believe for it to be truly miraculous. To the glory of God, we will move ahead with faith.
With Love & Belief,
Clay & Kim NeSmith