As we get ready for our meeting this Saturday, September 18, I ask myself the question, “Why should someone come?” That is a really good question. We are asking people to invest most of the day on Saturday on travel and attending our meeting at River of Life Church in Portage.
Here are a few reasons that I would like to share with you who might be thinking about coming this Saturday or wonder if it is worth the effort. Because your time is valuable and there are many other things you could be doing.
First, we will start our time off in prayer. The churches who pray together stay together. We are having a prayer time at 7:30 a.m. that will be for each other and for God to be at work.
Second, this time together will help you get to know each other. We have several new pastors who plan on coming and we would like to introduce you. Because we live a good distance apart, this time when churches come together from several hours away is not very often. Yet we know that the friendships that exist among our pastors and members is important. This time of meeting together facilitates time together.
Third, God is at work around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ is being proclaimed to all nations. On Saturday you will have the opportunity to meet missionaries here in American and around the world who are sharing the gospel and making disciples. This type of opportunity has not been extended to the CBA since 1994.
So we encourage you to make the most of every opportunity by joining us this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you. Once again, here is the schedule for the meeting that will be held at River of Life Church which is located at 102 Franklin St. in Portage.
7:30 a.m. – Prayer
9:00 a.m. – Refreshments and Registration
10:00 a.m. – CBA Quarterly Business Meeting with Tom Canady, 30 year missionary to Honduras giving the keynote message
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Missions Fair and Breakout Sessions
4:00 p.m. – Dismiss