"Welcome Home !"
Welcome Speech by Senior Pastor Reynold
A warm welcome to Community Baptist Church (CBC)!
I am glad to meet you on this webpage. Together with CBC leaders and people, I do hope to be able to connect with you soon. We are a Cell Church that is Christ-centred, Spirit-filled, Bible-based, Family-focused and Mission-involved. We are unique, in a sense, we are seventeen congregations in multi-site locations but together as ONE CBC with the same vision and mission to effect Kingdom Transformation to accomplish the Great Commission.
‘A Year of Revival Anointing’ will be the theme for 2023. For 2024, the theme will be ‘A Year of Revival Breakthrough.’ It is a 2-year plan to revive CBC as a church and to position her in a place of influence in the community and nation. While we recognize that genuine revival is always sovereign in its origin, we can create an atmosphere where it becomes more likely. In other word, meeting the four requirements in 2 Chronicles 7:14 does not guarantee that revival will happen, but it does create an atmosphere in which it becomes possible and far more likely.
As such, we are inviting CBC people to humble ourselves, pray to God, seek His face and turn from our wicked ways. And when God’s people meet His requirements, God promise to do three things - hear from heaven, forgive our sin and heal our land. If we, as a people, experience a true move of God in revival, we will see God’s power touch this world in a tremendous way! Revival in our hearts and church will create the spiritual dynamics that will impact our homes, our communities, our schools, our neighbours, nation and the world for the glory of God.
Our heart cry as a church is to become a passionate community of Christ’s disciples committed to the greatest commandment fulfilling the great commission. The Great Commission is not a special or unusual activity. It is not an additional ministry or program. It is not another duty or task we do amongst a list of competing priorities. It is not simply a church program. Rather, it is a natural, spontaneous way of life. As we are going through the world, let us be making disciples. It is the mission of every Christ’s disciple to join God in His missional heart to ‘form ONE people from all people groups for His glory and worship.’
Disciples are made in the natural process of daily living. ‘Making disciples’ is the primary thing to do, the priority for Christians. And the Great Commission is the driving force of the Church. It is the motivating force for the growth of the church. We must not lose sight of this ultimate objective. Buildings, or programs, or institutions we built or economic power do not measure our success.
So, come, dearly beloved, I invite you to join with me to journey outward on the path of servanthood in 2023. You will experience permanent changes in your lifestyle and Christian walk. You will find a whole new way of living as a result. Welcome, dearly beloved, to the beginning of the rest of your eternal service for Christ.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).