Newsletter - March 2006
34e\As the pastor of the Snake River
Community Church, I feel privileged
to be used by God in our
valley in many different ways. As
the shepherd, it is rewarding to
see the fruit of our ministries in
the new relationships that have
been formed. We experienced
God in many ways this last year.
Let me share a highlight or two.
Our purpose is to “Reach the
Valley for Christ” and we saw a
total of 9 new believers in 2005.
The Valentine’s banquet was the
biggest ever. Our youth group
has gone through a transition to
a more Jr. High age student outreach
with new younger leaders.
We also started a young adult
bible study that is making inroads
into the younger, adult generation.
We see God working in
the future in the areas of missions
and worship in our church.
He is also focusing our ministry
to train new and younger Christians
in the joys of serving Him
We have not seen a lot of numerical
growth over the last year
and for the first time in my 16
years of being the pastor we were
in the red financially at the end of
2005. This is a concern because
we can not operate in the red and
continue to make ends meet. (See
graph on page 3 of the newsletter).
The largest part of our
budget is wages and insurance for
my family which the church has
made a commitment to supply in
full. We do believe that God is
stretching us and causing us to
depend completely on Him.
Thinking back on 2005, I have attempted
to summarize the past
year with duties, high lights, low
lights, and future lights. Enjoy our
SRCC first quarter 2006 newsletter!
From the Pastor…
Volume 1, Issue 1
High Lights 2
Low Lights 2
New Worship Style 3
Youth Group 3
2005 Finances 3
Why Now 4
COMING NEXT ISSUE:
• Aspen Alley—Ministry to
Inner City Kids
• Christmas Mission Trip—
• Interview with Youth
• Up close and personal with
some board members.