New season begins September 11, 2011 Last year we introduced a simple three-part strategy for what we do together here at Westside. We connect with each other, we seek ways to grow intentionally and on purpose, and we find ways to serve meaningfully. Connect, grow, serve.
This year we want to continue in this three-fold way. We want to do the same thing but do it better, do it with more understanding, do it together. We want to maintain our course but go “further up and farther in” (one of our favorite Narnia quotes). In other words, when you find a good path, stay on it.
In our world of choice, it is easy to get distracted by the many possi- bilities that present themselves. What we could do is not always what we should do. Paul gives a wise piece of advice to his young protégé Timothy: “as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of…” (2 Timothy 3:14, TNIV).
This year we are going to keep on connecting, keep on growing, and keep on serving — but in new ways, and with greater depth and clarity. We have found a good path.