As a pastor, you need to think differently about some things. One of those is Christmas cards. This year our family decided not to give out Christmas cards at church. This way no one gets left out. Instead, let me leave this message for all to read:
Two thousand years ago, God prepared the world for the birth of His Son. The world was ripe for receiving and spreading the Good News.
This year God prepared a church and a pastor, bringing them together for the first time. It has been our great joy and privilege to join the family at Gateway Assembly.
Now God is preparing a church and its pastor for great things. God has something amazing in store for all who are now among us, and includes many who have yet to come along.
Open your hearts and minds to God’s leading. He will walk with you, provide for you, and guide you through every blessing and every trial that life will bring. You are not alone, for He will never leave you. And we’re with you, too.
Merry Christmas. May you and your families be blessed this Christmas season, into the New Year, and Beyond!
Pastor Chris, Jessica, Meghan & Ainsley