St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Friday, November 27, 2020
A Missional Church

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Saint Luke's is a Missional Church

What does it mean to be Missional ?

The term missional is an adjective that describes the fact that a church totally aligns itself with the missio Dei ( the mission of God). Christ Jesus prayed to the Father, “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world,” (John 17.18). This truth reveals that the church is to be missional, on mission, acting as “sent ones” in this world. The church is formed to continue the mission that began in the heart of the Father, was seen in the life of the Son, and is to continue in the Spirit empowered endeavors of the church. The basic premise of the missional church is that “missions” is not an organization or program of a church. Missions constitute the very essence or nature of the church.
 

I have an idea

I recently attended the Methodist Congress on Evangelism. It was a great time of inspiration and challenge. The challenge was truly Missional. How can we continue to grow as a Missional People? Let me share a thought with you .
The Journey
 

What is it?
A four week short term study designed to introduce people to the faith of the people called Methodists.
Who is it for?
It is specifically aimed at persons NOT attending church at this time.
How can I help?
Agree to host a group at your home for four weeks. Groups should be no more than 10 nor less than 6 with only the host and co host if necessary being people who attend St. Luke’s at this time.
Where to go from here?
You can email me or call me and I will come to your home to discuss the particulars of this

God has poured out his grace on St. Luke’s in ways that only he could have done these past few weeks. I believe with all my heart that he wants us to be a Missional church that keeps its focus on the mission of God. Please prayfully consider your participation as a host for The Journey.