I have been praying that God would give us 25 additional people at Cottrell Corners Community Church by the end of 2009. In addition, I've been praying that He would send an extra $25,000 to the building fund that hasn't already been given or pledged. Those people and dollars would make our new building both a greater necessity and also a greater reality.
We have not only been praying that God would send people to us. We have been mailing letters to everyone that has recently moved into our area. And we have a big sign out front. And people in the church are distributing flyers to invite more people to church. And now I am blogging and the church is networking through Facebook and our website: http://www.cottrellcorners.org/.
All of these are great displays of activity. But ultimately, our impact on the community of Old Bridge, NJ and the surrounding area is completely dependant on the grace of God. So please, invite your friends to church (and even your enemies). But also remember to pray that God would actively bless the ministry of this church.