There are four ways that we must grow to be fruitful in mission. Each depends on the others and each needs to happen all the time. God will help and manage us as we follow these steps.
Direction 1: GROW UP Strong in God’s Word
Accepting Jesus Christ as Savior is essential to salvation, but it's just the beginning. We must keep growing toward Christ’s image by living faithfully in God’s word every day. Read 2 Timothy 2:15.
What can you do? Attend classes to understand more about the Word of God: • Adult Education on Sundays
• Adult Enrichment
• Small Groups
Direction 2: BUILD UP Our Communities
What does a vital community look like? Read Acts 2:42-47. When each person is alive with the Holy Spirit, a community is vital!
How can you grow in spiritual vitality? • Worship...every week!
• Come to worship “prayed up.” • Focus your worship on giving, not receiving • Practice hospitality with those around you • Spend yourself for Jesus all week
Why are numbers important? Every number is a person Jesus loves and longs for • Invite someone new to worship with you • Build a bridge to those who don’t know Jesus • Find a place to serve in Jesus’ name
Direction 3: REACH OUT in Mission
Missions are a big part of UALC. God wants us to make foreign, global and multicultural missions a major piece of our life. Read 1 Corinthians 2:9.
What can you do? • Pray for Dave and Pam Mann in Haiti • Pray for our mission teams
• Join a mission trip yourself
Direction 4: BRANCH OUT Locally
We are being called to ministry in neighborhoods beyond our three campuses.
We need to look around and pray, so we know where the Lord wants us to branch out. He'll show us by raising up people ready for the challenge. Read Jeremiah 29:11.