Challenge To Build
A Word from our Pastor
“Challenge” is a word that we are all familiar with, especially in these past few months. What great challenges Forest Lake Baptist Church has faced as we worked together to trust God and scrape away the debris following the tornadoes of last year! The work of cleanup is still in process, and some will continue for months to come. The exciting thing about renewal is that God gives us a clean place to start again. Now we can rebuild our ministries and our buildings to better fit the call God has on us for this generation!
I invite you to join our church in a capital fund-raising adventure called “Challenge to Build!” As Christians, we must rise to the occasion that God has provided to do something new in this time that will reach people for Christ for decades to come. Our current buildings needed some improvements, and we are in the process of completing those tasks. We also need new structures, like a Coffee House, to help us share with the community the faith that we hold so dear. Everything costs money, and Challenge to Build will ask a financial commitment from the families of the church. You may join us by making a contribution through this website or other means as you see fit. Yes, money is needed, but the primary emphasis of this effort is spiritual! Please seek God in prayer and he will direct your hearts as to how to participate in this work.
God is renewing our hearts and our convictions that He is able to accomplish all things through us as we trust in Him! When God healed a lame man at the Temple in Jerusalem, the Apostle Peter preached before the crowed and challenged them to repent and seek the Lord, “in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;” (Acts 3:19 NASB). Challenge to Build offers our congregation a chance to be refreshed in our faith and see God work in miraculous ways once again. I invite you to join us as we join God in the work that He is already doing in our midst. Praise God for the adventure of serving Him!
Donald G. Payne, Pastor