Pastor’s Paragraphs: July 28, 2017

Many of you have known about the work of Dr. Kline Johnson in the Family Resource and Counseling Center of the Montgomery Baptist Association.  He began that work twenty-two years ago and has continued to give outstanding leadership to this urgently needed ministry in our region.  Recently that work has expanded to include what has come to be known as the “City of Refuge” ministry which provides a short-term residence and support for Pastors in transition.  Depending on personnel and funding, it is anticipated a future ministry will include expanding into the field of addiction and recovery ministries.

I am pleased to share with you that the Montgomery Baptist Association has recently chosen to name this work in his honor.  From now on this ministry will be known as the Kline W. Johnson Center for Family and Pastoral Care.  We consider this a great honor and deserved recognition for Kline, but also for our church family where he also devotes himself to faithfully teaching God’s Word every Sunday and where he and Martha have been such faithful members.  I know you will join me in offering our congratulations to Kline for his faithful work through the years and the naming of this center in his honor.

Most are not aware of the extensive service the Family Resource and Counseling Center has given to so many through the years.  Appointments are fully booked week after week for people all across our River Region and beyond.  While the fees are modest and do not nearly cover all the expenses of this ministry, you should know that no one has ever been turned away from counseling due to a lack of funds.  You might also like to know that Dinah Bundrick serves as Secretary for the Family Resource and Counseling Center.

You will want to remember Greg Gosselin and a team from our church who will be joining others for a Mission VBS and witness in Germany next week.  Others from our church are Miles and Anne Stepp and Laquanda Hall.  Please pray for them as they leave on Friday and return late next week.

We rejoice in recent additions to our church and pray that others will come to know Christ as Savior and Lord in coming days.  Continue to invite others to the Lord and our church.

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