I wanted to give three thoughts (I could easily give a ten reasons) as to why I believe Grace Life should join the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention:
For the past two years, I have attended the SBTC’s annual meetings and over the past four years have attended a variety of events. I leave these gatherings with three takeaways:
- I love the SBTC’s passion to reach people with the gospel. If we lose our desire to see people saved, we are in trouble. I walk away from SBTC gatherings with a greater desire to give the gospel & for our church to do a better job at reaching people.
- I am thankful for the SBTC’s commitment to the Bible as God’s Word.After hearing the preaching, you immediately sense these brothers know and believe the Bible is God’s Word and that it is the only hope for our country!
- I appreciate the SBTC’s ability to equip churches for discipleship and leadership training. The commitment to resource the church for Great Commission living is real: personal evangelism, ladies & men’s events, student camps, pastoral retreats, Spanish resources, etc. In May, we have been invited to participate in a roundtable discussion for bilingual churches.
Over the past 4½ years God has grown my desire for our church to make an eternal difference. As pastor, I recognize that the best way to accomplish many of these goals is to partner with like-minded churches and the SBTC is such a group. Together we accomplish more.