2009 Year of Challenge Year of Change
At the beginning of 2009 I was only really sure of one thing – this year would be a Year of Challenge and a Year of Change.
The Quarterly Church Meeting on Sunday 22nd March brought the Challenge and Change into sharp relief: changes in staff and personal (Jem going on Maternity Leave in May, Will and Sarah leaving us in the summer, Pete considering his future and Andrew joining the staff); the Challenges facing us as we redevelop The Beacon Centre and seek to raise £1m meanwhile finding alternative accommodation for the staff and ministries. All this against the backdrop of global financial uncertainty.
At such times it is comforting and strengthening to know a Saviour who is our rock, our fortress, our strong tower, our helper, sustainer, deliverer, provider, shepherd, friend and The One who is the same yesterday, today and forever – He does not change and His power enables us to face and overcome challenges.