I spent the morning with Jared Witt in Fort Worth. Jared is the pastor of Handley Baptist Church. It had brighter days decades ago, it's brightest days are still ahead. A once large and thriving church that planted many churches in the area the church had recently dwindled to fewer than 80 after a rough season with terrible leadership. Recently the church finances have improved and the attendance has hovered a little over 100. The church has a renewed interest in ministering to the community and sharing the Gospel in tangible, as well as vocal, ways.
Jared has been the pastor for just a few months and is doing a great job. He is leading with strength and grace. He is considerate of an older generation that makes up the majority of the church but has a careful eye toward the younger generation in the community. He is preaching biblically and bringing this church back to vitality through a diet of healthy sermons.
Pray for Jared and Handley in the following ways-
1. This is a hard area to reach with many visible needs that the church and the Gospel are the answer to.
2. The church facility has some repair issues. While the structure is beautiful it will take some time and money to get it to a place functional ease.
3. Pray for wisdom for Jared and the rest of the staff. As in many revitalizations the staff are young. Thankfully they know their limitations and are not afraid to ask for some advice.
I am really proud of Jared and the work he is doing. If you are interested in finding out more about revitalization hit me up in a direct message or visit http://www.namb.net/revitalization/ .
Isa. 58:12 ~ And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
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