On April 18, 2013, Tune for the next Call-in Cafe “Mission and Ministry, For God’s Glory and Neighbor’s Good“.
Register for the discussion here at 11:00 am, Central Daylight Time or Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493 Access code: 622 935 280
Many churches today seek to bring Christ to specific Ministry and Mission opportunities in their communities, as well as on the other side of the world. For the April Call-in Cafe we invited some local church leaders to share their experience with this call to action in Jesus’ name. If you are exploring Mission and Ministry opportunities for your church or have experiences to share, we encourage you to join us for this Call-in Cafe.
Something to consider:
As you read the following quotation from the Covenant Resource Paper on Compassion, Mercy and Justice (June, 2011) ask yourself, “How is this concern incorporated into the life of your church?”
As a community of faith centered on and actively engaged with the Bible, the Evangelical Covenant Church has a long and significant history of ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice. In recent years our engagement in these ministries has increased, deepened, and broadened. This focus reflects our deepening conviction that to be faithful to the Bible, the Covenant Church must work to live out the great commandment in all its ramifications. When asked by a teacher of the law, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” Jesus answered, “The most important one…is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:28-31). Along with Luke 4:18-19, this text provides clarity about the foundation for ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice and intimately links love for God with love for neighbor. This perspective, reflecting the historic foundations and character of the Covenant, is inscribed succinctly in stone at the base of the first building erected at North Park University: “For God and Humanity.”