A blog for the saints at Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Centennial, Colorado | A Southern Baptist Church in South Denver | Take the Next Step in Christ | Dr. Matthew Perry, Lead Pastor; Rev. Scott Morter II, Associate Pastor
Continue to read Scripture and pray daily. I recently passed along some Bible reading plans. Everyone needs to plan and be intentional. May it be so with all of us in 2014.
Continue to date my wife frequently and in a better way.
Work through a children’s story Bible with my family. At the beginning, I will work through The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos, and hopefully implement a Baptist Catechism based on the 1689 London Confession.
Continue to develop leadership abilities through reading and wise counsel from others.
Taking time daily to dream.
Outline the vision for 2014 for ARBC the first three months by preaching through Romans 12-16, finish John leading up to Easter, then begin preaching through the Book of Acts.
Continue to look for opportunities to develop relationships in order to share the gospel.
Helping new believers to start strong, established believers to grow in Christlikeness, and helping senior adult believers finish the race strongly.
Find opportunities to invest in young pastors both here and abroad.
Continue to develop relationships with fellow pastors here in South Denver.
Obtain my black belt in Taekwondo. (If all goes according to plan, I should obtain my black belt sometime late summer or early fall, just before my 43rd birthday. I’m grateful to the ATA Karate Denver school for dealing well with this middle-aged, stiff-hipped fellow slogging through it all. But God has been using this to help me keep this “temple” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) in shape for the rigors of ministry.)