How do churches move from a consumer to a missionary mentality? This missional shift is far from easy and will take a long time, but here's one important first step.
Here are a few missional practices for churches as we plan to phase-in regathering for worship.
How can we love, serve, and share the good news of Holy Week when we are stuck inside our homes? Here are a few ideas for these unexpected times.
What does loving your neighbor look like during this Covid-19 season?
In the disruption of COVID-19, we have an opportunity to take advantage of the break in people’s busy schedules and love our neighbors in new ways.
What if we could see our outreach initiatives through the eyes of a child?
When was the last time we struck up a conversation with a stranger, much less our neighbor? What if every person in our churches initiated conversations on a regular basis? What would we learn about where God is working in the world?
Peter Bush, in his book In Dying We Are Born, writes, “All congregations, even ones that see themselves as healthy, need to be prepared to die, to take up their cross, so that God can make them alive.”
Go Local is a congregational journey to discover and join where God is at work in our neighborhoods. If you'd like to experience Go Local (without any long term commitment) we invite you to join us at one of these events!
Henry Nouwen encourages us to counteract the hurry-up behaviors by adopting a “ministry of presence” instead. What if, in 2018, your congregation learned to practice this missional behavior in your community?