Things seem to be getting more and more like the early church. As we heard during our series St. Peter’s Principles, walking through the First Letter of Peter, his community was learning how to be church together in a hostile environment. No matter what the community faced Peter urged the members to be about sharing the hope and love of Jesus with all people, including those who persecuted them.
Recently there has been a falling off of people attending any church (down to 49% of United States Citizens polled by Pew Research), with the fasted growing religious affiliation being “Nones” (No religious affiliation).
I believe the direction Peter gave his community is the same we need today, keep on loving and trusting in a hope that does not disappoint.
Later this month our staff members will gather for our Quarterly Staff Meeting. We will be planning for the year ahead. The question proposed is “Why Church?”
Followed by a second set of questions is about:
In regard to your ministry position…
- Where did you see God at work?
- How did it support St. Luke’s Mission?
- How did it build up The Kingdom?
I invite you to share your answers to this week’s questions in the comments or feel free to contact me directly.
Your partner in sharing the Good News of Jesus, Rob
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