Throughout our lives we have been so blessed with friendships and ministry opportunities.
This blog is meant to share what God has been doing in, for and through us. It is also used as a resource page for teaching and preaching Dave has had the opportunity to do. We do this for the purpose of GLORIFYING GOD and HELPING OTHERS GLORIFY GOD.
Disciple-making in the church IS NOT the list of programs going on in the church building. Disciple-making in the church IS NOT merely the scheduled events on the church calendar.
Disciple-making in the church IS the people of God-glorifying God by loving others. This love needs to be shown THROUGH caring actions of individuals in the church and the church as a whole. This love needs to be spoken THROUGH Biblical words of individuals in the church and the church as a whole.
This can be done through a church program like Monday nights at Groceries 4 Life, Thursday nights at the Biblical Counseling ministry, Saturday mornings at UPWARD games. This can also be done through everyday activities like meeting with someone to read the Bible or discuss a book over a cup of coffee, doing family worship with the kids, talking with your neighbor outside while shoveling the snow (if it is not subzero weather).
This love needs to be shared WITH those who don’t know Jesus Christ as their LORD and Savior and need to be challenged to repent of their sin and call out to Jesus to save them. This love needs to be shared WITH those who know Jesus Christ as their LORD and Savior and need to be challenged to grow closer and closer to Him.
This love needs to be shared BY anyone who has been saved by the overwhelming grace of God!