- Continue listening to God in spiritual discernment.
- Accept the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Be a Witness of Christ's Love in this church and outside this church.
- Minister to the needs of Senior Adults and their caregivers within and outside the church.
Your ruling elders rolled out this mission at the annual meeting on January 31, 2016. This was a result of a three-month retreat process led by Renewal Ministries Northwest. What does it mean? When will it happen? Who gave this idea to them?
Great questions! It means your church is doing something it has never done before. Everything we will do in worship, ministry, and mission will now be measured according to this lens of their vision from God. Through a process of prayer and bible study, the ruling elders have discerned God's Will for the next considerable future.
When will it happen? Now! People who have been waiting for a clear direction of mission from their leaders now have their answer. Everyone who believes God is doing a new thing through people 50+ and their constellation of friends and families will be the focus of Steel Lake Church's ministry. This means this will be a church for all ages who are excited about what God is doing with, through, and among households headed by someone 50+.
This is the fastest growing, most unreached population in the church. Everywhere you read that the greying of the church is the death knell for church growth. We believe differently. We see multicultural and intergenerational groups all around us. But none of them are in church!
They are in homes, Seahawks games, farmers' markets, and dollar stores. The only place that is opposed to growing with elders is the church. The popular marketing ploy is to make the church appeal only to those who are 35 and younger. What we hear is that the churches built that way are missing the most important age group for the building of their future... those 50+!
The most important question now is: How do you get involved? Every week you will receive an invitation to learn how to discern God's will for your life and for this church. What should you do? Take the invitation and meet with other Christ-seekers to be part of this exciting new future for our church!
Love and deep gratitude,