What do you think of you when you hear the word “unleashed”? A dog loose in the neighborhood? A prisoner set free from his cell? A toddler out of her stroller in Toys-R-Us? All constraints gone – total freedom – nothing holding them back.
What would an “unleashed” church look like? What would a church look like that removed the constraints of caution, listened intently to God, and did exactly what He was leading them to do? There is no doubt that would be an exciting place to worship and an exciting place to be involved and active.
In 2015, I envision Fairmount being “unleashed” – I envision Fairmount being let loose on the world around us – nearby and faraway. I envision 2015 as a watershed year for our church. The groundbreaking on our largest expansion to date. The International Conference on Missions coming to town – and with it the start of seven new churches around the globe. Our major outreach musical production in November. A Big Build. Mission trips. These are significant events that have the potential to shape our church and its culture for decades to come. But these are not just mere events. These and all our many ministries are opportunities. Opportunities to further our mission of loving God, loving people, and introducing the world to Christ.
Through the faithful and fervent prayers of our people, it would appear as if God is ready to unleash His church here at Fairmount in a powerful and world-changing way. From the pulpit, every sermon series for the entire year will, in some way, come back to this theme of “Unleashed”. Our visual for this year long theme is one of runners at the starting line – the gun has sounded – the runners are unleashed for the great race ahead. The writer of Hebrews says, “let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us …” Unleashed!
The question is … are YOU ready for what God wants to unleash through YOU?
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