June 12, 2020

Happy Church Anniversary!

By Tim

A note of encouragement from Pastor Tim:

Dear friends, and people of Calvary Chapel,
The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). At the bedrock of our church is a total allegiance to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to follow God’s instructions for us in the Bible. When the people of God are united, the Church is totally unstoppable as Jesus builds ‘His church’ (Matthew 16:16-18). From our knees in prayer, Calvary Chapel of Fergus Falls exists today, and we are continuing on until the Lord calls us home! And we will continue to simply teach through the Bible simply, equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12).

And from day one, we’ve been fighting for the forgotten men and women of Fergus Falls, and I think we’ve been doing a great job of it. Locally, we have shared the gospel with many people in our community through My Hope with Billy Graham, Harvest America with Greg Laurie, and many wonderful movie outreaches. We have provided free lunches to Elementary Students with Otter Angels Fund, and we have helped equip college students with the Word of God at Cru on the M-State Fergus Falls campus. We have blessed new parents and families with free pregnancy resources at the Health Resources Center, and we have personally encouraged the staff and members at the YMCA. Anyone in our community will never be ignored again.

A lot of people said that we could never happen, that another church in this town would never succeed, and nobody thought we would still be here today. But here we are, a strong, healthy, small church impacting our community for Christ in a very successful way! From day one, it’s been all about Jesus, and we will continue to be focused on the mission Christ gave us. I believe together, we will chart the course of Fergus Falls and our faith community for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done together as we serve our Heavenly Father. I just want to thank everybody as today marks our seven years in Fergus Falls. You make Calvary Chapel a tremendous place and because you shine so brightly for Jesus you make our city even more great too.

I’m grateful to be your pastor, your brother in the Lord, and your friend! Let’s keep being the most loved, best spiritually fed, and radical church in town unto Jesus Christ! Happy Church Anniversary!
– Pastor Tim Molter

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