Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people!
1st Corinthians 12:4-6
The County Fair has come and gone, State Fair Band Day is August 2nd, and the last family vacations of the summer are all but over. Amazingly, the first day of school is just around the corner, and for those born in Indiana, it’s not hard to see that the trees are tired, and a change is on the horizon!
August is a time when we think about “Back To Church” as well as “Back To School.” This month we will be about the process of rebuilding Church Committees, asking folks to search their hearts for ways in which they might serve God’s Kingdom as it is made manifest in the life of the local church.
Accordingly, I encourage you to consider becoming a part of church leadership. Many of our committee chairpersons have been serving in leadership roles for several years. Although each are capable, faithful, and willing servants, some are anxious to turn over the “reigns” of leadership to new servants, allowing them (YOU!) the opportunity to bring your special, God given talents into play.
Maybe you are good with children. Perhaps finance, providing meals for ABLBH, or some other mission outreach better defines your strengths. Regardless, Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church needs you!
We have become more than just a church with a mission…now, joyfully we are a “missional” church, set about making disciples for Jesus Christ. More than serving the least, the last and the lost, we have set about coming to know them, to invite them into our family…and hopefully having the blessing of being invited into theirs. I have never, ever been so humbled in serving such a selfless, caring, and sacrificial Community of Faith!
As I begin my preliminary steps toward retirement, I can’t urge you enough to become involved in Edwards. Times of change are difficult. Faithful, prayerful, meaningful planning will insure a continued bright future for this precious gathering of the Body of Christ.So…carefully, seriously, and most importantly…prayerfully consider what God may be calling you to do in the life of your church. I’ll soon be giving each of you the opportunity to honor God by serving Him and His Children as active committee members of Edwards!
Until then, remember….
Pastor Scott Bell
…He’s Coming Back!
August 1st, 2019
Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church
4 W Seminary St - Liberty, Indiana