Welcome! I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am honored to serve as your shepherd who watches over your souls, as God’s prophet/teacher who declares to you His Word and as God’s visionary who guides our family on this faith journey. I say to you again that God has called us “for such a time as this”. God has also positioned us for our calling. He has positioned us in the center of this city, in the center of Illinois and in the center of the United States of America “for such a time as this”. He has done this so that we might have a greater opportunity to “Transform People with the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that His life may be seen in their lives”.
I pray like never before that your greatest joy and delight is to see people around you “Transformed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ”. Imagine the day when everyone in your household is totally submitted to Jesus and obedient to His Word. Imagine the day when the majority of your co-workers are totally submitted to Jesus and obedient to His Word. Imagine the day when your neighbors are totally submitted to Jesus and obedient to His Word. Imagine the day when the Mayor and all the city council members are totally submitted to Jesus and obedient to His Word. Imagine the day when all the members of the county board and school board are totally submitted to Jesus and obedient to His word. Imagining the day is only the beginning!
I live each day trusting God to use St. Paul to cause this preferred future to become a present reality. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, had a dream of a day when a personal computer would be in every home. Today, over 51% of U.S. Households have at least one personal computer. I have a dream of a time when every person in Central Illinois will have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I am asking you to partner with me to cause this dream to become a reality.
Our vision will become a reality when we commit to thinking, living, planning, and being Change Agents. St. Paul, God has called us to serve as Change Agents in our homes, our workplace, and our community. Change Agents catch fish who don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ by using Christ’s love as bait. Change Agents intentionally help people cultivate a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Change Agents celebrate God for every life that is being transformed. Change Agents meet in small groups to commune together as they reflect upon their journey with Jesus. Change Agents serve God by serving people with no expectation or reciprocation. This is our DNA. We are Change Agents committed to “Transforming People with the Gospel of Jesus Christ”.
Can you see it yet?
I pray that God allows you to see it, think it, and live it. Join me as we Go Public for Jesus with our St. Paul DNA to Transform Central Illinois…and the world!
Yours in Christ,