A lot of people have been asking me about the churches I talked about in my sermon this Sunday. I am glad that the stories I told had such a positive impact for so many folks!
Here are some links that you might find useful, if you want to learn more:
Cass Community United Methodist Church
Second Grace United Methodist Church
These stories have inspired me to think "outside the building" as I look forward to this new year. I can see our congregation being involved in so many great ministries as we reach out to touch the lives of people who are in need of the message of God's love and redemption.
As my part of going beyond our building, I plan on dedicating myself to starting a Christian meditation group somewhere in the Niles, Ohio area in the next year. I plan to advertise the group widely, and look for a meeting space (not in our church building--somewhere out in the community) where people can come together once a month for prayer and meditation.
Anyone got any suggestions on meeting places (preferrably free or very low cost)?
It's an idea--still in the germination stage, but a call from God that I'm feeling pretty strongly right now.
Think. Pray. Act.