First UMC of Laurel
The Old and The New
A Fresh Start - Let’s start the new year with a fresh mindset at First Church. What could a fresh start do for us? How could a refocus on Jesus and a fresh start together be a blessing to our church?
Locations & Times
  • First UMC of Laurel
    424 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Have you taken down the Christmas decorations yet?
Epiphany - is a season when we are to celebrate and remember Christ’s ministry
When a new year arrives we often see it as a time to make changes
If I get a new shirt - I have to give one away - maybe two
Meanwhile - her side of the closet is filled with shoes of every sort
It is hard to add new when we try to hang onto the old
The problem in church life - we like our old shoes with holes - they are comfortable
KJV - if it was good enough for Jesus…
I don’t throw away all of my old clothes or shoes
Recalibrate: 10 Steps Every Church Must Take This Year, Or Be Dead In A Decade - Christianity Today - Karl Vaters
In church life we can get locked into what worked once
It worked once - it should work again
Reestablish The Biblical Essentials
Emphasize Discipleship And Leadership Training
Emphasize Jesus Over Tradition (or Denominations, or Buildings, or Politics, or...)
What if change would help us not only survive - but thrive?
Restructure What Needs To Be Restructured
Make Disciples, Not Just Converts
Figure Out Why Your Congregation Should Survive