Growing up, I remember a church that had the following on their sign: “Where there is no vision the people perish.” It’s Proverbs 29:18 from the King James Version.
And it’s so very true. Churches must have a clear sense of their mission and purpose. In that spirit, I am going to begin a three-part sermon series this Sunday at all of our worship services. The theme of the series is simple: our church’s new mission statement.
In December our Administrative Council approved the following as the stated mission of our church: “With God’s help we will ENGAGE our community with love, GROW together in faith, and SEND forth disciples of Jesus Christ.”
This Sunday we will examine the verb ENGAGE and ask: What does it mean to ENGAGE our community with love? I look forward to this time of worship as we gather together and consider God’s purpose for the people called Methodists at New Albany First