Congregations often turn inward as we journey through the lifecycle of the congregation. We become satisfied with maintaining the comfort of those who are already here and lose sight of the mission that we are called to be stewards of, the mission to go and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The season of Lent leading up to Easter is a season of preparation, readying ourselves for the celebration of Resurrection. It is also a time to focus on growing as disciples and extending ourselves outward into our neighborhoods and engaging the community around us in a way that builds meaningful relationships.
Bryan Tener shares ideas to connect with church neighbors during the six week Lenten season as well as resources to help.
Read Tener’s complete article on the UMC Discipleship Ministries website, https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/engaging-your-community-through-lent.