Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Blessings  from Karl and Kathi
 
I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior, yes, the Messiah, the Lord has been born today... Glory to God in heaven, and peace on earth... Luke 2:10-11, 14
 

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and church family at both campuses in Fenton, MI and in Palm Harbor, FL. Kathi and I want you to experience God's greatest hope and help throughout this special season.
 
Christmas is a time to celebrate all that God has given us and done for us. Set aside your problems and pressures for a moment and focus on God. 
 
In all of our shopping, visiting, and family get togethers let us always remember that the motivation for all of this, is the love God gave as a Son for everyone in every generation... He really loves and cares for you and me. Let me encourage you to live the reality that Jesus brought us through His birth...
 
 
I believe that 2012 will be a season of overflow for those who trust Him; overflowing in favor, miracles, and in the glory of God. Expect it, love it, live it...
 
Peace, Dr Karl and Kathi Barancik 


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Faith City's "A TEAM" keeps hitting home runs!

I am always humbled by the great servant A Team God has called together at our Faith City campuses... These are some of the most dedicated people on earth... and it shows.

Let me describe the people you're going to meet at Faith City church.

You will meet some wonderful people who stand at manufacturing lines ten hours a day, five or six days a week. When they go home at night, they are not feeling wildly fulfilled from all the joy and meaning they experienced on that line.
And you're going to meet some people in real estate, insurance agents selling for years, and car dealers, car mechanics, some that work in a bank and some that work with bricks, law enforcement and home makers, and plumbers, painters, and public workers! And everyone of them work hard day in and day out... many of them are just trying to put food on the table.

Most of them are probably doing all they can to give God glory in their workplace, and many of them will have a significant Christian impact on their coworkers. But few of them derive ultimate satisfaction from their jobs.

Which brings me to my point; at Faith City we have this unspeakable privilege of inviting people just like these mentioned into what might be the only involvement in their lives that makes them feel like an instrument in the hands of God Almighty... that gives them the thrill of knowing that our Creator God is using them to touch a human life.

I am referring to our passionate, dedicated volunteers at Faith City

On a regular basis I am thanked for giving folks the opportunity to serve, which always tends to remind me how desperately people long to play a role in the redemptive work of God... 

Thank you Faith City A TEAM who serve passionately, unswervingly, and sacrificially, may you be rewarded accordingly and God be glorified! 

PEACE, GRACE, AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS, Karl