We have been in Denver for three years. The mission of transplanting our lives and ministry has been a mountain climb. When the three year marker began to draw closer I was reminded of this story…
“A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’
That is how I recalled the story and so I began to be very discouraged and downcast within myself. Although our time here has been marked by faithfulness there doesn’t seem to be any fruitfulness. So I decided to actually read the passage rather than just recall the story and as I did my heart began to rebound in hope.
But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’” Luke 11:6-9
I thought to myself, “We have another year!” So I began to explore the possibilities of cultivating and fertilizing the soil of our vineyard and what came forth was a wonderful vision.
On Sunday July 14 I revisited the parable and wondered if Jesus might be referring to Leviticus 19:25-27 in his parable.
‘When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as uncircumcised. Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you. It shall not be eaten. But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, a praise to the Lord.
And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit, that it may yield to you its increase:
This three year process, parable, passage and prophetic stirring have re-awakened in us a vision for the fourth year and beyond…
This October we have our sights set on opening up the doors to Spiritual Cardiology.
Spiritual Cardiology will be forged upon the hallmark of our 30 years together in marriage and ministry…to encounter people one on one at their deepest point of need and to pour in the “oil and wine” that will heal their hearts and offer them the personal promise of the gospel…to be made whole.
For more information on Spiritual Cardiology please visit us www.spiritualcardiology.com
We believe this is God’s next step for us and our church and we are excited about its potential. Spiritual Cardiology will allow us as pastors to be more visible outside the church and more personally involved in the lives of the people in our neighborhoods and city. In order for us to go forth we are asking you to financially partner with us to help make our community aware of our presence.
We have an unbelievable opportunity to lease office space from Office Evolution on Main Street in the city square of the most highly trafficked outdoor mall in the area. In addition….Office Evolution operates 9 other office locations all across the Denver metro area, and we have open access to meet and minister to people in all nine of those locations, once we occupy an office in the Southlands. On top of all of that, we have access to a 30 seat, state of the art Training Room to teach seminars and classes. As you can see, it is a place for dreams to come true and hearts to be healed.
This is another huge step of faith as we seek to finance an office space to meet in, purchase a phone for clients to contact us, build a campaign to communicate our presence in the community through social media and neighborhood advertising.
We are asking those who know us and have benefited from our personal ministry in your life to help invest in this fourth year and to help us to do what Jesus came to do…heal the brokenhearted!
Here’s how you can get involved:
• Monthly Lease: $650.00 x 12 months (sponsor a month, or one week a month for $162.50)
• Social Media Advertising: $300 for 4 months
• Neighborhood Marketing Campaign: $500.00 to reach a 1000 families x 4 campaigns
• Business Cards, Business Phone, Web page: $250.00
Please help us open the doors to someone’s new heart beginning this October!
We need to communicate to the Office Evolutions management by Monday September 15 if we are going to commit to an office. So please let us know by then how you will partner with us.
“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.”
Pastor Michael & Diana Welchert
Visit us at http://www.spiritualcardiology.com/testimonials
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Stone Table Church 7354 S Catawba Way Aurora, CO 80016
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