Sean Roberds | Jan 08, 2014
I believe our church has been given a unique mission by God. God is calling us to do special ministry that no other church can do. Think about our church and the many things what make us unique. Even though Northern Virginia is growing in its racial diversity, few churches in this area are as diverse as we are. When you look at our children as they come forward for the children’s sermon you see the world looking back at us. We have an exceptional mission. Think about our location, most of the main line churches moved out of downtown Herndon and we stayed. Our church stayed because we felt God called us to be right where we are bearing witness to the town of Herndon. We have a special mission. This congregation is one of the most compassionate churches I have been a part of. I have watched you seek out the poor, build relationships with them and offer them a helping hand. When it comes to mission offerings most Baptist churches give through the national office and only during special giving times in the year. This church supports grass root mission programs like the Kenyan Orphan Fund, the Kentucky Kindergarten and the Nurturing Parents program, not to mention our own benevolence fund. Another big difference in our mission giving is that we do it throughout the year. First Baptist Church is different and I’m proud of that. We have a special, unique, exceptionally different mission given to us by God. I hope you will continue to pray with me this year about our mission and how we can support it with our, talents, energy, time and resources.