message from the pastor : Make A Difference

Making A Difference

It's no secret that I just turned 67 years of age and just celebrated my 47th wedding anniversary with my high school sweetheart. Our 47 years of marriage and ministry have been committed to making a difference with people who make a difference doing something that makes a difference at a time that makes a difference. 


It is my desire that these last few years of ministry make the biggest difference of all but for that to happen I need to be surrounded by leaders (Godly, Spirit filled) who also want to make a difference. This is not a time in history, (world wide), (nationally), (locally), when we just settle with the (addition) of counting Nickels and Noses, but multiplication in the dynamics of our faith. 


Here at New Heights I am praying for those difference makers in these days ahead in several ways: 

  1. Bible Study (Sunday School) needs an overhaul. We are sputtering like an engine out of tune. So look for and accept changes. Be a part of reviving one of the greatest programs ever.
  2. Paying the church debt off by the end of the year is a must. For almost 13 years we have been strangled by this indebtedness. Let's do it. Free up some of our finances for ministry.
  3. Making a difference in God's Kingdom involves Evangelism and Missions. They are inseparable twins. Godly leaders must look for opportunities to share the gospel, good news of Christ to a changing world. Let's Do It in 2018-2019.


Thanks to many of you for following me in reading our Bibles daily. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Below is the Bible Reading schedule for August.

Begin August 1----------------Judges 2, Isaiah 11, Hebrews 9

End August 31-----------------1 Samuel 7, Isaiah 41, Jude 1

- Rick Kennedy, Pastor

Today's Verse

And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,

Romans 8:28

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It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and we will be back to the hustle and bustle of school, homework, and sports. We are asking everyone to begin now praying for our students and teachers that will be returning for school. Pray that God will begin to do amazing things in the school districts across the nation.

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