- to believe that a particular thing is true before there is any proof of it.
As Pastor of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, we have had the challenge to lead the church. As in all church ministry, some people leave before you arrive, some come and stay a week or more and then leave. Some meet the challenges and stay and work with the new leadership and new ministry perspectives.
As pastor and leaders we have the challenge to present our belief of the church ministry and christian living in a manner that is going to be the most effective way. It is a challenge.
Since June 2008 the ministry has been a challenge. The challenge of a ministry that lost almost 90% of its attendance and income, and three pastors, and sixteen years of history. (And the doors were just about to shut). The good things were, the church buildings were paid for, some good folks stayed and desired to see the ministry of Rivers of Joy continue, and that the work that its pastors and people of the past desired to have would continue.