If your church suddenly disappeared, who (besides the church members) would notice?
- congregations in Lebanon that offer medical care and computer training, and
- congregations in Syria that offer inter-faith activities and assisted living for the elderly, and
- congregations in the United States that offer support for the homeless and tutoring for new immigrants and community gatherings for LGBTQ neighbors
. . . there are many churches that would indeed be missed if they vanished.
What about your congregation? This is our calling as followers of Jesus in the 21st Century. As many are glued to the Comey testimony today, there is a connection – actually – between what happens politically and what happens locally. We are called to connect with whomever needs support in our particular communities. Are we connected to the point that people would notice if our churches disappeared? This determines how impactful we will be for the next generations.