I have been pastoring for over a quarter of a century, and I have seen some wonderful folks come through our church doors during that time... Please forgive me for bragging here, but I must!
Let me describe the people you will meet at Faith City, if you visit...
Let's see, 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! You might met doctors for both people and animals! 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 to all who serve passionately, unswervingly, and sacrificially, may you be rewarded accordingly and God be glorified! You make it a honor and privilege to serve along side in the trenches, Pastor Karl