I want to credit our church for fashioning ministries around the members rather than trying to fashion the members around the ministries. For example, our church has started a prophetic art ministry and a writers' circle. These ministries developed around members who were interested in these artistic media. And when the church goes out and meets the needs of the people rather than having the people meet the needs of the church, good things happen.
Our writers' circle recently published a month-long daily devotional entitled Fresh Focus, which the church gave as a Christmas gift to the church members. I was fortunate enough to be able to contribute a few of the devotionals. Altogether, I believe there were eight church members who contributed. The project was truly something to be proud of.
If you or anyone you know is a reader of daily devotionals, I encourage you to check out the online version of Fresh Focus. Each daily devotional contains a scripture verse and short story/testimonial which are meant to encourage you in your walk with Jesus.
We conclude Fresh Focus by encouraging the reader to pass along the book to someone who needs a fresh encounter with the Lord, and I would appreciate it very much if you would do the same.