Moving ahead in 2020 will require a closer harmony and unity for more significant Kingdom influence. Harmony and unity do not come through a mutual interest or affinity, but through a commitment to follow Christ wholeheartedly.
Across our convention of churches, God is at work and is advancing his Kingdom through renewed efforts of cooperation and networking.
Baptisms are on the rise because churches are working together to reach their communities and regions.
Evangelistic conversations are increasing due to the intentional efforts of extending a call to follow Christ in interactions at work and home.
Missional strategies are being carried out through the combined endeavors of associational and network connections, impacting much more than any individual church can accomplish alone.
These actions, and more, reflect the heartbeat of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention. We see every Hawaii Pacific Baptist church working together to be leaders in impacting God’s Kingdom in the Pacific and Asia. With much more than a vision statement, Hawaii Pacific Baptists are working together to be leaders in reaching our “Jerusalem” for Christ. The reality of combined energies and the Holy Spirit’s power are propelling us forward in following the missional intentions of Christ’s Great Commission, in making disciples of all the nations. But we still have more in front of us to do.
Join me in praying for each other as we move forward. Strive to silence the negative voices around us and remain focused on our Savior’s command. Seek to overcome the minor differences and press onward on the common ground of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The world around us is interested in hearing a voice of truth – and we are that voice, like John crying in the wilderness, pointing men and women to Christ.
Continue to pray and strive for ways to serve God in obedience together. As always, your HPBC staff team is ready to assist you in any way that we can to advance and support your ministry. If we can serve you, please call us at 808-946-9581 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.