This year has been a really long season of transitions and uncertainty. We never imagined this time last year what 2020 would bring us.
One thing we know for sure, the only constant is change! We can always count on there being change. There have been great shifts in how the church functions, the technology we use, the way we interact with one another, and the pace that is required to adjust to changes at the last minute.
Regardless of all that this year has thrown at us, God has had a plan all along and his timing is perfect and his plans are sovereign. It’s with mixed emotions that I share that New Day Foursquare Church has decided to close.
Although there are many current factors that have brought about this decision, it is not just the struggles of 2020 that have brought this about. This is a sovereign move of God to bring about greater purposes.
In John 12:24 Jesus says, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”
Over the last 5 years my husband and I have had the privilege to journey with the New Day church body and grow together in maturity and in our walk with Jesus as disciples. We now are able to lead this body through the closing of New Day as Jesus has provided a divine moment in time for us to merge with our sister, and founding, church in Utica.
Just as the kernel falls to the ground and dies, our closing isn’t just an ending in itself. It is a catalyst for partnership, momentum and new growth for the Kingdom of God.
Over and over again we see this principle at work in the scriptures and God makes it alive in our own lives. There are seasons of intense pruning that result in fresh abundant life as we see in John 15. There are just some times when some things have to go to make room for greater things.
The process can often be painful, confusing and emotional but trusting the master gardener and allowing him to cultivate HIS vision produces a great harvest.
Thank you for allowing New Day to serve and be a part of the community in Rome for these past 20 years. We know that God will continue the work he has begun in our city and we are hopeful with anticipation for what is yet to come.