Missions Lite: Discovering God in the Joy of Service…Taking Christianity Into the World
Next Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. we will be leaving from the church to go feed the homeless in Atlanta. I suggest if you would like to go you arrive a few minutes early as we will be leaving at five p.m. sharp.
I will be providing the food and was looking for people who might want to be part of the evening, and to see if God might be calling you deeper in your walk.
I feel God asking me to discover if there are those about us who might be willing to start a new mission series I am calling Missions Lite. The work may not be Lite but the time and financial commitments will. Rather than a week trip, Mission Lite will be for over weekends and will be within driving distance of Sugarloaf United Methodist Church. The added advantage of Missions Lite is in their shorter distance and time period that the costs will be much less than a week’s trip.
I believe Missions Lite would be best served if we had two overnight weekend trips quarterly, with one geared towards the family, much like our Pueblo Pintado trip with the other being geared towards from the mid-teens to seniors, like myself.
I believe that Missions Lite has the promise of bringing life metamorphosis and change to those who want to discover the redeeming power of Christ, who would otherwise not sign up for a week’s mission trip. I have personally watched lives change through missions and I believe Missions Lite will do much to revitalize Christians and help us all as we Take Christianity Into the World. Missions Lite is not intended to take away any of your zeal and enthusiasm for week mission trips where you are already emotionally and spiritually engaged, but for those who will not otherwise be able to go on a mission trip and to add more mission opportunities for those already committed to week-long mission trips.
Dare to Attempt Something so Great for the Kingdom of God that it is doomed to failure, lest Christ be in it!
The Apostle Paul encourages us to be bold in our faith. To me, this requires me to step out in faith and to see what God desires for us in our lives. I invite you to pray to see if God would have you be a part of this journey.
The purpose of this coming Tuesday trip is two-fold. First to Serve God by feeding the homeless and second to raise up leaders for Missions Lite.
John Dillard, CPA of His CPA, PC, 1940 Woods River Lane, Duluth, GA 30097 Phone 770-814-9304 http://www.hiscpa.com/