Ministry just around the corner can be as effective as ministry around the world. This message and this sermon series explore how our most effective ministry may be right in our own backyard. We know this because we see it all the time in our own people. People from StoneBridge volunteer at places like the Samaritan Center, Sarah's House, and even the Annual Charity Car Show.
We can make a difference within blocks of our homes and offices. We can have a longer, more personal impact where we live.
AmeriCorps has equipped 800,000 people who have invested a billion hours on short term service programs.
Teachers and students have dozens, maybe hundreds of opportunities not to just study abroad but to serve. For instance, they can take a tour to India to address gender disparities facing young women, help combat female illiteracy and address issues of harmful child labor.
Jesus met this person on his way from one place to another, right where he was, without having to make plans to go anywhere else. And, after healing the person, Jesus tells them to let their grateful life be a witness to what Jesus had done for them. That is a great recommendation for all of us. Let our grateful lives be a witness to what Jesus has done for us. We can do that right where we live.
Personal Reflection/Growth Group Questions:
1. When have you been involved in a rewarding service project?
2. Were you working within or beyond your comfort zone?
Hosted by Michael and Sheryl Toney, this class is for people who desire to solidify the foundations of their Christian faith -- to learn what we believe and where those beliefs are found in the Bible. The five sessions include: The Bible, The Eternal God, New Birth and Baptism, Salvation and Grace, and Faith. Each class includes time for discussion and prayer. The class will be on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm, July 10 - August 7th. Sign up by making a note on your connection card or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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