One of the highest hurdles in our lives is moving beyond our individual, private self-concern, to take on “assignments”, as it were, more interesting than just the care of our own souls. That movement from individualized, therapeutic Christianity to vocational Christianity is embedded deeply in our New Church approach here.
What does it mean? It means we must work hard at being sent.
It was striking doing the leg work for an upcoming series on that word “sent.” Jesus consistently communicated two messages … he was “sent” to serve and save, and now he is “sending” others out into the world to serve as well.
That service arena, as it were, locates itself far differently than another form of “sent” we see in the New Testament. That “sent” come form Jesus’ detractors who consistently sent spies, critics, auditors to caustically judge both his work and his words.
Seems there is a choice right there. A hard choice but a life-giving choice. What type of “sent” will we subscribe to as we reach out into the world?
There are countless ways to head that ‘sent’ call. As we enter the fall, here are several opportunities right here at NCL…
1. Volunteers to help with the tech side of Sunday service
2. Volunteers to help with hosting, on Sundays, our in-person audience
3. Volunteers to help form and lead online small groups
4.Volunteers to work with our local and non-local service opportunities
Let’s all work hard, together, at being sent!
A big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the back to school drive. All supplies were dropped off this week. An extra special shout out to Susan who set up a collection hub at ACTS retirement community. They showed up in a big way!
News and Events
Small Group Leader Training
Wednesday Sept. 8th
Join us as we prepare for our fall small group program. Anyone can lead a group. It’s as simple as picking a time and inviting a few friends. We would love to support you in this journey. Come to learn more, leave equipped and supported! We will even provide some tips and tricks for using zoom (an online meeting platform)
All are welcome, with zero pressure to commit!
Email: email@example.com for a link to the meeting and to ask questions
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