Welcome to 2016!

31 Dec 2015
John Benn
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I’m so incredibly excited about 2016!

I’ve loved 2015, but I really believe that God has got something amazing in store for us at Westville Baptist Church as we begin to build a Christ-centred spiritual family. We’ll start to explore and discover what it means to be a church defined by family relationships - the kind of relationships that God intended us to have with one another and with the world around us.

One of the things that is true about God’s family is that it doesn’t grow biologically, it only grows by adoption. So we want to spend the year learning what that means and how to be a part of the household of God.

I’m privileged to come from a wonderful, loving family and one of the great truths about our family is that no one individual makes the family; it needs everyone to do it’s part to work. God is our Father, He speaks of Himself often like that, but that doesn’t mean He does everything in the family. I’m so excited that, this year, each and every one of us at Westville Baptist Church can discover our part in God’s family, our role in building a christ-centred family.

I think it’s going to be so important for each person in our church to be a part of the beginning of the year, where we talk about this vision and what it means for us here at Westville Baptist Church to become family as God intended it. I really want to encourage you to do your best to be around in the early part of the year, to be here regularly during the first term as we explore what it means to be a spiritual family. We will not only be doing this in our sermons on a Sunday, but also our Children’s Church, at youth on a Friday and in our Life Groups.

We want you to be a part of our family because God wants you to be a part of His family, and not just a hanger-on but somebody that builds God’s family because He put you here so that can happen.

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