I know Houston County is a long way from New York City and very little about the subway makes you think about the church, but we do the same thing down here. We throw our best stuff - people - at our biggest concerns and challenges:
- When Jesus’ spoke to his disciples in his final moments before ascending to heaven, he told them to go.
- When we learn someone lost a loved one unexpectedly, we go (with food).
- When the Spirit moves us to feed and clothe our neighbors, we go get friends to help make it happen.
- When we see an elderly neighbor needs help sprucing up his yard, we grab some gloves and go.
- When our friend rises to make their way down front to pray at the altar, we go.
- When the truck drops off tons of food to be packed and shipped around the world with Rise Against Hunger, we go pitch in.
The same is true for the families who gather with us every week. There is no greater responsibility than that of raising the next generation, so we send our people as parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, foster and adoptive parents, and even kind neighbors to help shine the light of Jesus on the concerns and challenges of growing up.
We believe the church is called to partner with families to shine the light of Jesus into our kids’ worlds. This is so important, we throw our best at it every week: you.
Grace and peace, Scott