At Catawba UMC we have been in a series called Going Missional. It's been all about serving others and seeing church not just as what happens within the walls of a building on Sunday morning, but who we are as a community of people led by the Spirit of God.
This Sunday the title of the message is More than Words. I'm excited to share the message and a powerful video that I think brings home the point.
The culmination of the series is the beginning of a new chapter of service in the life of Catawba UMC. We are starting a ministry called First Serve Staurday. On Saturday April 9th the people of Catawba will gather together for a brief time of prayer then be sent out to serve the community at four different venues.
I'm scared and excited at the same time. Questions arise: Will we have enough people? Will we have too many people? Will the leaders be prepared? Have I communicated clearly and effectively? Will this be something that we can keep going?
These are all questions based on fear. They're real and raw and honest and while I deal with them, I am not guided by them. I am guided by the truth that when the church strives to truly be who God calls her to be, He will bless her and guide her in a way that makes these fears nothing more than my own insecurities.
I am excited about what God is doing and about what God is going to do.