Dr. Mike Cash, our senior pastor at Trinity on the Hill UMC, did an excellent job of sharing the mission challenge with our congregation during a 3 sermon series that culminated in our big mission Sunday this past weekend. Sometimes a congregation can do a mission Sunday and it can be awkwardly positioned in the worship and preaching schedule in ways that kill momentum- both for mission & the full life of the church- rather than build and encourage. The response this year has been enthusiastic as Mike helped us build up to the big Sunday where we ask for the congregation to commit to another year of mission service in praying, participating, and funding outreach in substantive ways locally, nationally, and internationally. This is a healthy model for the church and the Christian that connects worship, study, prayer, and service together as the expected way of life for a person and a people who follow the way of Christ. And this year the mission emphasis will lead further into outreach and witness with a focus on evangelism.
Check out some great sermons that spoke to me and to our congregation in helpful, transformational ways:
Mercy & Justice
Swerving or Serving