Because I am not able to personally visit each of you, I am taking this opportunity to share recent events at Oak Grove Baptist Church. I hope and pray that in doing so, each of you will sense God’s leading as we walk in His Grace.

I believe, as I hope you do, that the ministries of our church are a blessing to both our church body and families outside our congregation. God continues to bless us as our membership grows. Yet with this growth comes a challenge. Since our current monthly income must be used for operating budgets, we must focus on a solution to maintain the positive mission and ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church. This solution is our capital campaign.

Forward: Continuing the Legacy is the name chosen for our campaign. We believe that with God’s guidance, this ministry will fulfill the financial needs of this new phase of our church growth. As part of our Forward: Continuing the Legacy program, every household is asked to prayerfully consider making a sacrificial commitment—over and above your ongoing tithes and offerings—to be given over the next three years. We hope to raise the necessary funds in order to move forward in our ministry. As you can see, Forward: Continuing the Legacy is an important step to our future, and your involvement impacts its success.

I’d like to invite you to attend Vision Sunday on October 24. We’ll have a special Vision Service at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Vision Gathering Dessert Fellowship Q&A at 6:00 p.m. Let me encourage your attendance at both gatherings. You will learn more about the Children’s Building, our 2030 Vision, and our Forward: Continuing the Legacy campaign. The purpose of these meetings is to share information with you, answer any questions you might have, and encourage you to make this a special matter in your daily personal prayers. 

Please come on Vision Sunday as an example of support. Your attendance will also encourage others. We hope you’ll make arrangements to attend. No financial commitments will be asked for or received at these meetings.

 These are exciting days of decision in our church. Let us commit to seek and act in God’s will. To the glory of God, we will move ahead with faith.

Pastor Jonathan Gilliland