I think the Church should be
full of fresh new ways to approach the things of God. I
believe method should not overshadow focus and objective. We
must be true to the why we are called first, and keep the main thing
the main thing. New Beginnings Christian Center has really
come to represent something special to me throughout the years.
I have watched it grow and evolve, I have also seen it abide and
stand. I love this Church and its people. It has through the
years had to make some hard choices and was able to do so by
trusting in the Word of God. I have watched God in my own personal
growth, thrust me into some wilderness situations and later finding
empowerment, a stronger relationship and being given the opportunity
to find out if I really trusted God the way I hoped. In all of
that, I must report that God has been faithful on all counts and
that He can be totally trusted.
believe that God is totally committed to our success.
Having said that, I recently preached a word, that I believe was
totally prophetic. He spoke to my heart and said that this
would be a season of, “Challenge, Confrontation and Change.” I
realize now, that this may be a season not just belonging to our
membership alone, but to the Christian Church at large. I
believe that this is necessary component for our growth and
spiritual and physical wellness. In turn, it is a necessary
component toward standard, integrity, prioritization, focus and
stability. A little straying over time, can ultimately lead to
missing the mark by a long shot.
Before this letter is
completed, it must convey that many don’t know their calling, much
less how to attain it.
I believe an atmosphere of
learning must be established.
way not only providing answers to questions, but develop by which
people can draw correct conclusions through the Word of God.
It first begins with God gracing us with His presence after
which a beautiful journey begins that we can open ourselves up to
His ever so precise personal and spiritual fitness experience.
When this happens, I am able to utilize the methods I use to bring
about God's word. So utilization of a story telling, teaching,
preaching, gifts of the Spirit, laughter and visual illustrations
are incorporated in our Church Services. We have a ball and
after our services, people tend to linger, enjoying the Holy Spirit
and each other. You need to check it out for yourself.
So rather than writing a
long letter to you, I would provide you small points about
this Church and myself so that you can get a picture of what we are
all about. I look forward to meeting you in person and to
discover that perhaps our meeting will be a home coming and not
introduction. I appreciate the time you have taken to get to
know us and look forward to the opportunity to do the same.
Todd Chauncey Redden