There's a world of difference between the questions, "Where are we going?" and "Where are we headed?" One question assumes to know the future. The other prepares and positions one for whatever future comes. The difference between these two is huge!
While neither I or anyone else can predict what our future will look like in a year, or two, or five, what I can do is position MNYBA to be ready for the future.
That's where our Midyear Meeting comes in. MNYBA gathered on May 16 at Crossroads Church on Staten Island to provide workshops for church planters, pastors, and leaders, learn of new ministry opportunities, and hear how we are cooperating together to reach our association territory for Christ. In a nutshell, that is our future.
By providing workshops, we are saying, "We are here to prepare churches for ministry." By learning of new ministry opportunities, we are saying, "We are here to help your church be on global mission for the gospel." By hearing reports on how we are cooperating together, we are saying, "We need each other! We cannot do this alone. We are better together."
In case you missed it, you can view some video segments here: