Before any of us were born, Central Church of Christ was answering the call of our God and taking bold action to advance the Kingdom in Amarillo and throughout the world. This church, established by nine Christians with a Sunday assembly at the Potter County Courthouse on October 2, 1908, enjoys a rich heritage of big decisions and daring moves that have impacted the whole world for our Christ. Right now we’re praying and planning together for what we’re calling Ignite Initiative, the latest in a storied string of bold ventures to proclaim and live out the Gospel in new contexts and exciting ways.
This past Sunday we looked back at the history of this great congregation. And Kevin captured it perfectly in a video that everybody’s still talking about today. The video expertly brings together our past and our present and points us toward the future — our former elders and their wives in various places around our building, fading in and out with the old black-and-white stills from more than a hundred years ago, juxtaposed with the plans we have for the next few decades.
I feel very blessed — privileged! — to belong to a great church like Central. This is a church with a long record of faithfulness and a strong commitment to God’s vision and mission here at home and all over the world. Please be in prayer as we make spiritual and financial commitments to the vision this Sunday. Our prayer is that God’s will be done in and through this church in Amarillo and around the world just as it is in heaven.