Monday, January 26, 2015

Mission Celebration: Inviting Participation

Too often a mission event doesn't invite prayer and participation of those involved. The mission of God should be the primary agenda of everyone in a church. Plus make it a way of welcoming your community into this most transformational, servant oriented work. Notice with the "ask" for participation that a church can emphasize priorities with both short term and long term impact. I love the sign because on first glimpse I think of the visiting partner missionaries, but when I think about it further the fact is that EVERY Christian is called to be a missionary, a messenger by word and deed, of the work of God through Jesus Christ and His followers. Here are some great examples from Norcross FUMC:

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