During Lent, Rev Rob Stewart offers a 7-part series about the Vital Congregations Initiative entitled "7 Marks of Vital Congregations". This is the third installment, which focuses on outward incarnational focus. A lid cannot be kept on profoundly felt joy. Blessings cry out to be shared. God’s outpoured gifts are
A pastor recently shared with Lee a longing for a return to in-person worship. As Lee pondered that, he wondered if God shared the longing and asked pastors to email stories of how the pandemic has positively affected their church.
During Lent, Rev Rob Stewart offers a 7-part series about the Vital Congregations Initiative entitled "7 Marks of Vital Congregations". This is the second installment, which focuses on intentional authentic evangelism. Evangelism. Not always a Presbyterian’s favorite word! Yet, where would we be without “good news-ism”? Whether we embrace the
In a recent phone conversation, a pastor shared with me longing for a return to in-person worship. It would be an understatement to say that this pastor is not alone in that longing. We miss being together in-person. We like what has been comfortable in the past. As I pondered
During Lent, Rev Rob Stewart offers a 7-part series about the Vital Congregations Initiative entitled "7 Marks of Vital Congregations". This is the first installment, which focuses on lifelong discipleship formation. As a child, going to Sunday School was a regular part of our family routine. As I think about
A Forward-Thinking Outlook On
Living A Life In Christ
The church isn't a building or an institution. It is the people of the congregations that are the church, and the church must spread The Gospel as far as possible.
The children of God need to be cared for, no matter their lot in life. As servants of Christ, we are called to shelter them, nurture them, and provide spiritual fellowship to them.
We bring all members of the church into the sacred space of worship, allowing the Holy Spirit to move fully through the body of Christ.
The Divine Truth is available for all, but it is through interaction with it, discussion about it, and practical application of it that our lives are made whole through God.
Followers of Christ are called to serve their neighbors. Through "radical neighboring" we find the ways that the body of Christ around us is being underserved and offer what we can.
Christ called us to prepare the Kingdom of Heaven. God calls us to demonstrate what that looks like to the world through our actions.