Some churches today reject new ideas. They refuse to break tradition and resist change, because they are repulsed by the unfamiliar. But Pastor Ford says we have to learn to launch out into the deep! We have to trust the Lord to begin to do some new things on our behalf. And we need Christians who are willing to sail into some uncharted waters.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.