The Purpose of Our Newsletter
The purpose of the newsletter sent out by the New Church Specialties office is three-fold:
- to solicit intercession for our work
- to provide inspiration for those engaged in the ministry of Christian leadership, both lay and clergy, and
- to make information available on NewStart, ReStart, ReFocusing & Parent churches.
At NCS, we believe the greatest gift people can offer our ministry is the gift of praying for us. We believe prayer is not preparation for the battle, prayer IS the battle. You will notice that every week on "Insights," listed at the top is the travel schedule and location of where we will be. Then what always follows is something like this: "We at NCS want to thank you for believing enough in intercession to take a moment and breathe a prayer that God will grant wisdom and energize every church leader involved in NCS activities this week to deepen their commitment to launching and developing a church planting and church health movement where they serve!" The reason we ask for prayer is because we really believe if we can get thousands of people to pause and breathe a prayer for our work, the impact of that intercession will be incredible! The first purpose of ou newsletter is to solicit intercession.
The Scripture says, "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will run and not grow weary" (Isaiah 40:31). Even though John the Baptist was an incredible spiritual leader, baptized Jesus and declared who He was (John 1:29), when things were very difficult, even he struggled with doubt and uncertainty (Matthew 11:2-3). What John needed at that time was inspiration to keep going! Every one of us is the same! That is why at the heart of "Insights" is a devotional message of challenge and encouragement. The second purpose of newsletter is to provide inspiration.
In Hosea 4:6, God says, "my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge." Many churches and people in Christian ministry have so much potential, the only problem is they don't have the education and information they need to be effective. This is why we have created New Church University and NCS on the Web. Our ministry description clearly states our purpose is "to provide NewStart, ReStart, ReFocusing and Parent church education." The third purpose of newsletter is to make information available.
Our prayer is that the newsletter will be used by the Holy Spirit with people all over the world to prompt them to pray, to inspire and encourage them, and to provide them with information that will make them more effective in their ministry for Christ. We thank you for your prayers. Our desire is to continue serving you with excellence in all we do. If there is any way we can do that better, please let us know.