My Mission

“Therefore go and make disciples”
Matthew 28:19

As you know, we live in a very divided culture,  As the economic conditions become more difficult, the patience and joy in many people seem to diminish.  The percentage of Americans who say they believe in God has dipped to the lowest number in the past nearly 80 years, according to a new Gallup poll published last Friday.  Don’t be discouraged, it can be seen as a current opportunity that God has before us to impact the world for Christ.
When most think of missions, they think of going to someplace far away,  Most know their limitations for traveling or relocating, and quickly dismiss the thought of having a missionary life.  It’s tempting to think that I’m just not one who has been “sent” to go anywhere.  You may not ever need to go somewhere else.  The question is not “are you sent” the question is “to whom are you sent?”
There are more and more people in front of us within our community that do not know about Jesus more than ever before!  In this world filled with hostilities, we have many opportunities to show them the love of Jesus.
Here is a poem from an unknown poet that encourages us to be different than others and to show and share the good news.
Just to be tender, just to be true,
Just to be glad the whole day through,
Just to be merciful, just to be mild,
Just to be trustful as a child,
Just to be gentle and kind and sweet, 
Just to be helpful with willing feet,
Just to let love be our daily key,
That is God’s will for you and me.

May we be a church where “everyone is moving in mission” to show Jesus, through word and deeds, to whoever we meet!
Pastor Tom