I don’t think I’m a natural risk taker, I like the comfort of the familiar and the familiarity of the known. Last Sunday I spoke about faith, specifically that, although faith in our own strength is impossible, the gift of faith is both trustworthy and rational, we have reason for our faith. That faith isn’t passive, it’s dynamic and it drives God’s agenda forward, His kingdom plans, for us personally as well as within the wider community. James talks a lot about this kind of faith, both personal, regarding how we see ourselves in chapter 1 and three times in chapter 2 James says that faith without works is dead (James 2:17, 20 and 26).
Faith then involves stepping out, being entrepreneurial, sometimes taking risks. This is how God partners with us, empowers and enables us to see his kingdom come.
We believe that God is calling us to establish what we’re calling a transformation centre and as a result we’re stepping out in faith and using the majority of the money that was donated to the centre, at the giving day in September, to contract with Heather Begarnie for a 6 month period to help drive our vision forward. We believe that it’s a step of faith that God wants us to take.