The Best Things Happening Right Now

‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them.’  Jesus according to Matthew 11:3

As I travel around for the Presbyterians, I’m often asked to speak about “what the denomination is doing” about everything from gun violence to a lack of millenials in worship. I love being asked about “best things” I’ve seen, but I would also like to know:

What are the best things YOU see in the Church right now?

What is making an impact in your soul and in the souls of others in your community?  What have you seen that makes you say, “God is at work here”?  Where do you see the Church making a difference for good?  Whose lives are better because of your congregation?

Ready . . . and . . . GO!


Image of Syrian children in refugee schools in Lebanon. (March 2017)  This is one of the great things happening in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon.

3 responses to “The Best Things Happening Right Now

  1. I’ve seen genuine acceptance and true effort to understand more about what diversity really means.


  2. I love this. I like to say “Tell me about your congregation but don’t include any of the ABC’s” Attendance, Building, Contributions


  3. I see Westminster as a congregation that cares for others, both the members and for the community in which it lives.

    The deacon board has made a special effort to reach out and care for those who are hurting and lonely. The missions group not only contributes to local ministries that care for women and children but also to one in India that helps small children get an education.

    Westminster supports three other congregations, two of whom meet on the property and one that is being built on the other side of town.

    i definitely see God’s hand at work.


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