Much Needed Inspiration

I just had to blog a bit today.  This won’t be a long post, but I needed to get on “paper” what I’m feeling today.  I feel renewed.  I feel like there is such tremendous hope.  And, my friend, hope is something that can be hard to come by in a world full of economic turmoil, war, and despair. 

Mike (our Sr. Pastor) and I sat through a meeting this morning that was geared to help churches become “vital” in their community.  I loved the acronym V.I.T.A.L. and I wanted to share it with you:

V=Vision . . . What is God’s vision for HUMC

I=Incarnational . . . how are we being Christ’s body in the world?

T=Transformational . . . God makes all things new, so how can God help HUMC create a new wine skin to be accepting to the “new wine” (i.e., those who don’t know Christ yet) in our community?

A=Adaptive . . . what is God asking us to be and are we willing to adapt to become that?

L=LOVE . . . not just love those already in our church family, but to REALLY love those outside of these walls – to follow Christ into the community in that spirit of love!

Now, how is that for a great way to start your day?  What if our church lived that acronym daily?  Wow.  All I can add to this is that I pray that the Lord will guide me in how to make this a reality at HUMC.  Will you join me in that prayer?

About revmonica

I'm the Director of Growth Ministries at Williamsons Chapel United Methodist Church and the proud wife of Steve and mommy to Morgan and Gavin.
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