“Thank you, Lighthouse!”
“Pastors . . . responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12 (NLT)
By the time you read this the church will have walked into 2021! As I sit here writing this a week before our 2020 Christmas Eve service, I am so grateful to be a part of Lighthouse Christian Church and to serve you all on staff as a pastor. My wife, Sharon, and I cannot get over how wonderful and friendly our church has been towards us.
I am lovingly reminded by the above passage that I am called as a pastor to equip and build up the church, which means I should be able to wash the feet of our saints and be the best cheerleader I can for others. However, sometimes as pastors we do a little less washing of feet and cheering people on as time goes by. But let us keep each other accountable in a loving and uplifting way. I thank God for our amazing Lighthouse Worship Community and everyone who is a part of it. From the pianists, organists, choirs, worship band, and audio, video, lighting techs to the ushers, communion servers, prayer partners, baptism prep team, among others. I am also thankful for our pastors, elders, and staff who help to continue pushing our church forward. If I have had any wins leading the worship ministry thus far during my time at Lighthouse, it is because of the many parts of His body that serve with all of their heart and allow me to lead them.
Lastly, when you give financially to the church you do me the kindness of providing for my family and I so that I can serve you on a full-time basis, and I am forever grateful for that. I hope that I am worth my salt and shall continue to strive to serve God and our church with love, humility, and excellence.
Would you be open to partnering with me as we transform Oceanside with the love of Jesus Christ in 2021? How about reaching 1% of the population (1780 of 178,000) and online together? See you again for “Live With Basilio!” on Thursdays starting on January 7, 2021, at 4pm.
Basilio Ramirez, Worship Pastor