The Church Has Left the Building (TCHLTB) is a major emphasis for our August Ministries. We need to get out of the building and do ministry among those who need Jesus in our communities and our metropolitan area. This had such an impact on us last year that we have scheduled TCHLTB again to enable us to look beyond ourselves and to realize that God has called and equipped us to do more than we can imagine on a normal Sunday. So Sunday evenings in August are devoted to ministry outside the walls of the building because we have to be the church in our communities and city and state, not just within the walls of the building on a Sunday morning. Join us at each event.
One of these events is based around the Franklin Graham Festival of Hope, August 14, 15, and 16 at the Bartow arena. Just attending is not all we want Hilldale to do. Many of us are serving as counselors, or ushers, or later evening workers to prepare to send churches information about decisions. Many of us can do more for our friends than we have ever done by inviting and taking them to the Festival of Hope. God can and will work in this event if we will get people to attend. Get involved, this is our August 16 TCHLTB event. You are needed to participate.
How many people do you know who need to re-discover church? I know of a lot of people that have dropped out of church temporarily and gone off on a tangent and never gotten back to attending. I suppose you know some of those folks as well. In September we want to help the unchurched, as well as the formerly churched, re-discover what it means to experience the presence of Christ. This will be a follow-up to our participation in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Franklin Graham Festival of Hope and observing the National Back to Church Day emphasis. Pray for those you know who don’t attend a Bible Believing fellowship of Christ followers. Pray for those who do, that they might have the courage to invite and bring the unchurched with them. Watch for information about our showing of the BGEA film with Billy Graham entitled, “HEAVEN.”
I love you and am excited to be in ministry with you at Hilldale Baptist Church where all people are welcome and loved and where connecting to God, People, and Ministry is the way to growing in Christ. Changed Lives do change the world, one life at a time!
Ministering with you,