Not only do I believe God answers prayers, but I have personally witnessed the answer to prayers through Fig Tree Christian. Everything I have posted that I needed, some way or another, has been given. It has been a year of blessings.
Therefore, with a heightened awareness of where Fig Tree is going in the new year, I wish to share what Fig Tree Christian would like to receive for this year:
We need 8-12 core people who are willing to take a leap. While Fig Tree Christian is considered a new church start it is not church as understood by the contemporary definition. Church is being used as a missional term. Instead of starting by choosing whether worship uses organ or guitar, we start by understanding what the community needs to understand God better. This is putting the contemporary/traditional worship skeleton aside and trusting God can lead us to see what worship looks like in this new world we live in. Unlike many new church starts this does not require leaving a current church setting. This group would meet on another day, like a Monday night. If we could get this group together, it would be 6 months of deep study and prayer.
I have been working for the past three months to secure a tax code for Fig Tree Christian. Every time I send it in there is something small to fix. With a little prayer, this one will be resolved over the next month... I hope.
This one is huge. See this building? This was the community center for the community that used to work at the old treadmill in Clarkdale, GA. The mill closed years ago, and the community has suffered since. Even this community center is in need of more than just a little TLC.
When the above two needs are met, Fig Tree Christian wants to look into acquiring this building as the meeting place for future worship (whatever form that takes) and community outreach. My husband has felt a desire to see this community helped and I have felt a draw as well. Just gaining the building and restoring it, would be great a great start. The community center/church would once again be available for birthday parties and community events.