Missions and EVANGELISM team
In 2019 our team has issued The Great Commission Challenge
You’ve seen the signs and memos (hopefully). You’ve heard the call. It is now time that we accept the true challenge of the Great Commission, making disciples of Christ. Your missions committee has felt a call to offer this challenge to coincide with the Lenten Season, which begins this year on St. Valentine’s Day, this Wednesday.
Here are the basics.
Who: Everyone who hears or reads this message
What: To consciously decide to “make God known” to others. That can be in person, over a cup of coffee, on Social Media, through a simple invitation to church. The list goes on and on, as God calls us each differently.
When: The Lenten Season
Where: All the places that God leads you
Why: To fulfill our call as Christians to spread the Good News of the Gospel, and to embrace the challenge to embolden ourselves in the name of Jesus Christ.
The Friendly Challenge... Two ‘Challenge Tubes’ will be placed in the Narthex. One marked EARLY SERVICE, one marked LATE SERVICE. Beside those tubes will be sheets of scratch paper. When you feel you’ve answered the Great Commission, ball up a sheet of paper and toss it in. The goal is to allow a friendly challenge between the EARLY and LATE service congregations, encourage us to step out in our faith and to literally answer Jesus’ call to make Him and His love known to all, one person at a time. At the end of the Lenten Season, the service with the highest stack of paper will be treated to a service of lunch, celebrating ALL the steps taken to make disciples of Christ through the Great Commission Challenge.
This purpose of the paper balls is to encourage us in our challenge to make disciples, not to brag about what we’ve done. So, in order to keep your anonymity, we encourage you to ask your SS teacher or another friend to put the ball in the tube for you. This way, no one knows who’s doing what. Even if you do it yourself, it’s never known!
If you have ANY questions, see any Member of the Missions Committee, Rhonda Ford (chairperson), and others.