Over the last few years, our church has had year specific themes that we, as a congregation focus on throughout the year. These themes have served to focus/refocus us, unify us, and motivate us to move forward in our personal and corporate relationships with God.
We are surrounded by a culture that is constantly shifting. Right is called wrong, the truth is despised, and people are pressured into comprising their values. This is the cultural reality that we find ourselves ministering in the midst of. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that we, the Church of Jesus Christ, stand firmly grounded in the truth of God’s Word.
We must remain Rooted.
- Rooted in the Word.
- Rooted in faith.
- Rooted in love.
- Rooted in hope.
- Rooted in the Gospel.
My church’s theme this year is one that can be developed throughout the entire year in a wide variety of ways. In fact, in many ways, the theme of Rooted is simply a cumulation of what we, as a church, have been working towards over the last few years.
We desire to Know God—Read and Pray (2016)
We desire to Grow in our relationships with Him – Walk Worthy (2017)
We desire to Go and spread the good news – Beyond the Walls (2018)
We desire to Remain knowing, growing, and going – Rooted
The idea of remaining Rooted can easily and consistently be applied to both the individual as well as the church as a whole throughout the year.
We as individuals are challenged and encouraged to stay Rooted in holding onto our faith and digging into the Word. The church, as a whole, is challenged and encouraged to remain Rooted as the Bride of Christ even as the culture around us quickly shifts.
We can, thankfully, produce a message of stability and consistency no matter what sort of uncertainty lies ahead, we can show that our foundations are unshakable.
Today, next week, and for the rest of the year, my prayer for you is that you remain firmly rooted.
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” -Colossians 2:6-7