Warm greetings in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
God is doing amazing things at Davis Street! Recently, we launched the “The Caring People” Single Moms Ministry that reaches out to single moms in our neighborhood and build authentic relationships. We dedicated our Newly-Renovated Nursery to reach out to young families with children and youth. We launched a new church website (www.davisunited.org) and our 10:55am Worship Celebration is now on Facebook Live.
Moreover, Davis Street was selected as a “growing and thriving church” in the Corridor District. Davis Street is reversing its decline and slowly “shifting” to growth and vitality as evidence of increase in worship attendance, increase in professions of faith, increase in giving and increase in disciples involved in mission and ministry. Praise the Lord!
We got 34 leaders that gathered during the “Consultation with Community Leaders” to listen to the context of our community and how we can participate to God’s action in the community. From there, courageous and committed lay and pastoral leadership of Davis Street gathered last week for the Leadership Strategic Planning Event. The lay leadership met to focus on the mission of God and identify the Missional Priorities 2019-2020 “so that” we can be a growing and thriving church that transforms lives and impacts the community and beyond. We learned that a growing and thriving church requires creative imagination, disruptive innovation, shared leadership, authentic relationships, listening to the heartbeat of the community and total obedience to the Lordship of Christ.
Furthermore, there’s a lot of anticipation and excitement in our communal worship life every Sunday on both 8:30am Missional Community and 10:55am Worship Celebration. The creative worship, music and audio-visuals are continually being enhanced. And we are increasing our culture of hospitality through our He-Brews Coffee Ministry, and small groups opportunities.
This coming February, we are continuing our “Crazy Love” Sermon Series inspired from the book of the same title by Francis Chan. Therefore, don’t miss coming to Davis Street every Sunday @ 8:30am & 10:55am. I encourage y’all to bring your families and friends!
Finally, I will be attending the Conference on Global Filipino United Methodist Movement and Special Session of the General Conference on February 21st-27th in St. Louis, Missouri. The General Conference is a global legislative gathering represented by delegates from each Annual Conference de throughout the world. A Special Session is called to deal with church’s position on human sexuality. I invite y’all to join with me in praying for the upcoming Special Session of the General Conference.