Pastor Ken a.k.a. PK
I've been in active ministry for the past 31 years. I've been credentialed with the Church of God for the past 19 years. I was raised as a PK (Preacher's Kid) and still choose to wear that label as "Pastor Ken." I've been happily married to Miss Debbie for going on 35 years and Father to Sam for going on 23 years. I LOVE what I do and I'm sold out to Who I do it for. I pray this blog becomes an additional tool of ministry for those on the journey of faith.
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Looking back over the past year I give praise to God for another awesome year at Indian Trail. In our weekly average attendance we have increased by almost 10 people over 2013. In the last quarter alone we are averaging 75 each week!
In just our weekly tithe average we are up over $700 per week from 2013. That is an incredible jump that we give God the praise for. It also reflects the teaching that occurred during the year of God honoring the faithful giver.
While numbers are certainly not what it is all about, I give thanks to God for an incredible year both in attendance and finance.
While I am as proud as I can be of the increase there are things that actually move me more.
In Missions we supported the work in Columbia of Wayne Wozniak with some very generous giving that paid or is paying the tuition of several Columbian students that are attending Bible College with the intention of becoming Pastor's to their own people.
In Home Missions we supported the Milwaukee, WI work of David Price. David and crew are now in the process of securing a new building as they have grown to the point of overcrowding his home that they have been meeting in.
We provided several military bible sticks for our Armed Services through donations to "Faith comes by Hearing." It warms the heart to know that there are Soldiers out there listening to the Word of God as a result of our donations.
Just this last week we were able to take Christmas gifts to Mom's and children at Mutual Ground Women's shelter so that disrupted lives could enjoy the peace of Christmas.
We took a leap of faith this year and hired our Family Life Pastors, Tim and Dana Stege. While we have already witnessed the benefits of this leap, I believe that 2015 will be the year that really brings IT into a new day.
More than all of that, we have witnessed Souls that have made new commitments to Christ and some that have renewed their commitment. I've been thrilled to watch lives change as the power of the Gospel brings us into new life. I've witnessed the broken being put back together, the hurting find healing and the lost finding their way back home. Considering all of this, it has been a tremendous year.
But I also believe that we stand on the horizon of our tomorrow and that what we have witnessed so far will pale in comparison to what 2015 is going to bring. God is challenging me to do more than ever before and as His servant I extend the challenge to you. I believe 2015 is going to be of critical importance, not just to IT but to the body of Christ around the world.
The Fields are white with harvest. May we be faithful to reap what God has sown. Happy, Christ-filled New Year, Everyone!