The past year has been a season of transitions for Southeast Christian Church. Just like in our personal lives, transitions for church families can be difficult and painful, because change is usually hard in any setting. However, in spite of a tumultuous year, the ministries and mission of Southeast have had significant impact on our church, our community, and the world. In these pages, you will get a glimpse of the scope of that impact. I hope you will take some time to envision the lives that turn statistics into stories of God’s grace and love. Of the many things I love about our church, one of the very best is the loving generosity of so many of you who have given many hours to help us accomplish our mission to Love Like Jesus Where We Live. Some of you greeted guests, sang in the choir or passed communion trays along the rows, while others rocked babies and taught the Bible to children of all ages, sizes and needs. So many of you have served in countless ways in our community as we reached out to care for the underserved, homeless, families with special needs, and so many others.
So many of you also gave generously of your financial resources to help us accomplish our mission. Because of your gifts, we have not only met needs here in Parker and across Colorado; we have also been able to contribute to mission organizations across the globe who are sharing the gospel, providing medical care, education, food and other needs. Most recently, your generosity enabled us to provide free or low-cost enrollment in the Financial Peace course for many individuals and couples in our local area, giving them the tools they need to permanently eliminate debt from their lives.
We treat your financial gifts as an investment in our mission, and every effort is made to use those funds carefully, wisely, and with accountability. If you are not yet a regular giver to Southeast, we invite you to consider creating a giving plan through a visit to our web site, southeastcc.org/give, or a phone call to our office.
Through this year of many transitions, the mission of Southeast Christian Church has not changed: we start where you are, grow together as daily disciples, and love like Jesus where we live! If you are new to Southeast, I hope you’ll decide to join us on this journey. We are excited about what God has for us in 2018 and anticipate a great year of God’s direction and blessing as we all seek to grow together as daily disciples.
Phil Vaughan // Lead Teaching Pastor