It is challenging to focus on the future because to build it, it takes work, commitment, and vision. What is our dream for a new year and a new decade as a church? And how are we going to commit to that future? If we can be brave enough to look toward to our future instead of romanticizing the past, God will guide us every step of the way. Even in the moments when it feels as if the work will never be finished, or what is new will never compare to what we once had. Keep at it."