Is your Church healthy? Are the members healthy? These and other questions are answered as you try to find ways to awaken the local church. She will find her passion again as you focus on a few sustainable steps.
Often we avoid it and maybe think that it’s a difficult undertaking. However, as Pastors and leaders of the church we need to take time for strategy planning. What is Strategy Planning?
Strategy Planning is formulating a sequenced set of imperative actions chosen to address priority issues considered essential during a given time period in the pursuit of explicit ultimate purposes. In a nutshell, Deciding what you need to do, when you need to do it, and why.
CPR For The Church shares the Strategic Strategy already given by Christ the Head of the Church.
“Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body.
He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.
How awesome it is today, because God uses ordinary individuals to impact the Kingdom of God, by carrying out His will. Even now, writing this book as an indie author in social media and on my blog, God has given us a great platform to spread The Gospel into all the World. As you think about this opportunity take the time to consider and ask yourself, What avenue has God given you to share the Greatest Gift given to man? The Christ (#PoweredByIndie)
Now that I’ve made it home from a long day at church I recognize that this was one of the greatest days of my life, and it’s coming to a close. I Pause. Why? you ask. I reflect on the events of the day and how this day meant just as much for you as it did for me and my family. In the congregation today I saw tears of joy, smiles that were bright, love that was felt and support in numbers. How humbled I am this day.
To see Deacon Coleman rise after surgery to present the Bible, resonates.
To see Rev. Edwards coming back in the church after falling ill just to stand with the preachers, resonates.
To Mother Daniels telling me that she didn’t want to leave until she spoke to her Pastor even though she has been in and out the hospital all month, resonates.
To my family, friends and Pastors coming to support this great day. resonates.
To looking in the crowd and my manager at work and counterparts from work coming and supporting, resonates.
To everyone at GCFBC, and every church represented today at this service. resonates
And lastly, to the wonderful words my First Lady spoke, resonates.
All of these things are just a small portion of what I witnessed today. This day has produced and filled me with a deep attitude of gratitude. So I give Praise and Honor to God, who in His infinite wisdom looked down through the telescope of time and saw a little boy named LaCedric Williams. He placed his mark on him and spoke a word “for this cause I have called you.” Not because your so good or because of anything you have accomplished but because I have prepared you for this moment.
Solomon prayed these words and each day I reflect on them:
And now here I am: God, my God, you have made me, your servant And here I am, set down in the middle of the people you’ve chosen, a great people with a great history—and soon to be far too many to ever count. Please Lord, Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil. For who on their own is capable of leading your glorious people?” 1 Kings 3: 7-9
With all my heart I Thank You Greater Community First Baptist Church. We are not just another church we are “A Place to Belong”
” And I will give you Pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
This Sunday as we Celebrate our Pastors Installation. Services will start at 3:00 P.M. at The Greater Community Baptist Church 2828 West Camp Wisdom Rd. Dallas TX 75237. Pastor Dale Ware of The Barnabas Baptist Church will be bringing the Word of God. Their will be a host of Pastors, Associate Pastors, Friends, Family and many more celebrating this day.
About Our Pastor
LaCedric Williams has been preaching the Gospel since 1988. June has marked over 26 years in the ministry. He has been a Church Planter where he served as Pastor for 12 years at Fellowship Temple Baptist Church in the Dallas, Texas area. During his work as Pastor and Planter he was nominated as Pastor of the year in 1996 among local Pastors.
He has served as Vice President of the Afro-American Fellowship through the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Dallas Baptist Association. He currently serves as Pastor at the Greater Community First Baptist Church located in Dallas, Texas.
LaCedric has obtained an Associates of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies. He holds a Bachelors of Theology Degree and a Masters of Theology Degree as well from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla Georgia. These are great accomplishments however, they do not define who LaCedric Williams is. He is a man who has been humbled by God to proclaim the word of God to the people of God. His favorite quote is “Stay Humble and Keep Growing”.
LaCedric has been married to his wife Nicole for over 20 years and has four beautiful children. They currently live in the Mansfield, Texas area and are active in their community. They are called as a family to serve at Greater Community First Baptist Church and in Pastor Williams personal ministry Words for Living.
In amazement and in AWE of God I stand. When God chooses you to do what He’s called you to do, knowing you don’t deserve His grace or His mercy. Yet, “God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” (1 Corinthians 1:27)
John MacArthur in his book Twelve Ordinary Men states this “What qualified the disciples to be apostles? Obviously it was not any intrinsic ability or outstanding talent of their own. The were Galileans. They were not the elite. Galileans were deemed low-class rural, uneducated people. They were commoners – nobodies. But again, they were not selected because they were any more distinguished or more talented than others in Israel at that time.
Many Christians become discouraged and disheartened when their spiritual life and witness suffer because of sin or failure. We tend to think we’re worthless nobodies – and left to ourselves, that would be true! But worthless nobodies are just the kind of people God uses, because that is all He has to work with.
Satan may even attempt to convince us that our shortcomings render us useless to God and to His church. But Christ’s choice of the apostles testifies to the fact that God can use unworthy and the unqualified. He can use nobodies. They turned the world upside down, these twelve (Acts 17:6). It was not because they had extraordinary talents, unusual intellectual abilities, powerful political influence, or some special social status. They turned the world upside down because God worked in them to do it.
God chooses the humble, the lowly, the meek, and the weak so that there’s never any question about the source of power when their lives change the world. It’s not the man; it’s the truth of God and the power of God in the man.”
I thank my God for choosing me to serve at Greater Community First Baptist Church. I thank the members of “Greater” for seeing the Christ within me and in my life that would cause them to want to follow. So I bow in humble submission to the will of God.
Lord because you give pastors according to your heart, which shall feed the people with knowledge and understanding. I pray as Solomon prayed in 1 Kings 3:8-9 “Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number.So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” With God on my side “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”