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A Vision for the New Year – 18 for ‘18

My magazine article for the January church magazine --
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19 NIV)
It’s a New Year, or at least it probably will be by the time you read this. It’s a time when we make resolutions and set goals. We want to do that as churches as well this year. As PCCs we met in November to discuss the future and our goals and plans. In those meetings, both St Peter’s and St Luke’s committed to seeking to reach more people this year with the good news of Jesus Christ.
We want to commit to following Jesus’ commands in 2018 and his final command before returning to his Father in heaven was to multiply disciples. That’s what we read at the end of Matthew’s gospel. Jesus, speaking to his eleven disciples (28:16) tells them to make more disciples (v.19). The goal of the church was always to grow!
When we talk about growth, it’s not simply about people in the pews or money in …