Recently I had the opportunity to join one of our Partner churches for 3 days of their week long VBS. All I can say is WOW! What this church did in preparation, mobilization, and execution was phenomenal. The hand painted back drops, individual badges, transformation of their worship space and community involvement was totally Mission minded. Their church mission statement is “Love God, Love others, and Make disciples.” For this week of VBS both young and old were living that mission. I saw so many senior adults leading groups, teaching classes, serving snacks, and leading songs. From the lead minister to their youth group members, this church was “ALL IN” reaching out to their community. As I was leaving my second day there I saw area day-care busses picking up kids for their return trip. Now that’s a purpose driven bus ministry. I recently read where seniors who care for their grandchildren on a regular basis live longer, and taking care of kids both keeps us physically active as well as relieves stress. For this week these senior adults loved on these adopted children for 3 hours a day and I am sure they were full of Joy at the end of that week.
There is Joy in serving, there is Peace in serving, Patience can be found, Kindness can be shared, Goodness is present, Faithfulness is rewarded. Find your place on Mission, live out your churches mission, and let the Fruits of the Spirit be manifested in your labor of Love. If your church needs help with its Mission to your community and the world, schedule time with us and your leaders. We are here for just that purpose, helping the Church live and serve “On Mission”, both across the street and across the oceans.