If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Freedom – Rescued To Be A Rescuer (Freeway, Week 7) Devotion 1 Every tear you cried and every desperate prayer you prayed has been for this moment. God promises us that nothing is wasted. Seriously–nothing. Everything you have faced has brought you to this moment to embrace your profound mission: to love the loveless & help God patch up the broken hearts. And instead of regretting where we’ve been, we now give thanks for where we’re going. . . All that you thought was......
Pastor Jason shared with the church board during his report on Sunday that it was time to plan a celebration. As a church, we have a lot to celebrate. We have come to the end of a long journey: we now have a mission and vision statement to be proud of. We have new pastors. We have grown our children’s ministry and young adult population. Let’s party!! As a whole, the Church (universal) does not always do a great job of celebrating along our journey together. We have certain celebrations that are......
God weaves life together in unexpected ways to create something beautiful. About five years ago, we met a young man who was beginning an internship with our non-profit ministry in Charlotte. Upon meeting him for the first time, Joanie asked, “Where are you from?” “Dunn,” he responded. “Where?” “Dunn, North Carolina.” “Where’s that?” While Jason knew the answer, Joanie learned about Dunn for the first time. Neither of us, at that time, could have imagined that we would worship in a church in Dunn, NC, much less be called there as co-pastors. Yet......
Our mission is to… serve Christ through mutually supporting one another & embodying God’s grace and love for all We envision… a diverse church led by Christ to open its doors in love and service to all This coming Sunday, we will have a church-wide conference meeting directly after worship to vote on several items. Among those items is a final vote on our proposed Mission & Vision Statements. As we prepare for that vote on Sunday, I wanted to share a few thoughts on these statements. Our Mission is to… serve Christ......
In November, the Church Board tasked a Mission-Vision Team to develop mission and vision statements for Hood Memorial Christian Church. These mission and vision statements are to be grounded in God’s call for our church through our collective voices. And they will serve as guides for decision making in the years ahead as they state our hopes, dreams and goals. Mission and vision affect every aspect of our work together as church family. They will require us to revisit our bylaws and church structure to ensure that we are being a mission......