This was a time of learning for me about the Churches in this state. In Nevada there are 215 associated churches. That means as we give to the Nevada Baptist Convention we are partnering with 215 other churches to see Christ spread in this State and around the World. As I am coming from Kentucky we have like more than that in one town. But look at the growth, in 1979 there were but 65 Nevada Baptist Churches. It just goes to show me the need for Christ in this area. We are the only church that isn't Catholic in the area. And I have the faith that God is going to grow us. God is growing to empower us. The Holy Spirit is going to move through us to reach the world around us. Our challenge is the how. I am reminded that as we look backwards (legacy) we can't put new wine (the younger generations) into our old skins. I know that through God's supernatural power we can and will succeed because we worship a unique Elohim (God). As Kevin White said at this Convention, "If your church is not supernatural it is superficial". We are not a superficial church because our unique Lord is Supernatural. One of the sermons that I heard here emphasized that the only limits YHWH has is the ones we put on him. Laughlin Community Church continue to dream big. You are empowered by the Holy Spirit living within you.
"In the last 40 years, we have grown from 65 Nevada churches to 215. Budget has grown from $135K to $1.17 million. Missions giving has grown from $13K $588K. Also 52,136 baptisms! To the glory of God will we proclaim the Gospel of Christ!" -Kevin White, NBC Exec Director #nbc18
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