In all the years I have served as a senior pastor, I have never adopted a church-wide annual theme. Oh, I thought about it lots of times when I saw others do it, but I just never felt impressed by the Lord to do so. A few months back, God began to speak to me about adopting a theme that focused on evangelism and missions.
I thought of catchy themes, rhyming themes, and clever themes, but the Lord seemed to say “keep it simple.” After prayer I chose a one-word, two-letter, church-wide theme for Shelbyville First Baptist Church this year. It doesn’t get much more simple than that. Our theme is “Go”!
This year I pray that we will mobilize like never before as a church and as individual Christians. Personally, I am increasing my evangelistic efforts, I am scheduled to travel to Russia this summer to teach, and I am making plans to lead a trip to the Holy Land.
Please share your “Go” ideas here.