If you’re reading this, chances are your faith is important to you. Maybe you’ve had a faith in Christ since you were very young. You might be someone who came to faith in Christ later in life. Praise God that our faith is preached and still reaches so many people! And as someone who has learned the power a faith in Jesus can have, you’re probably–hopefully–exciting to think about others knowing Christ as you do.
As United Methodist Christians that is our priority. We can’t help it.
While people come to know Christ at different times and in different ways, the church is quite often the place people first experience the presence of God. So, while getting to people to church is not all we do, we have learned the importance of ensuring our church is a place where people can connect to God and each other. You might think church growth is something that only pastors and church leaders are concerned with. Well, it should be important for us all.
That’s why we’ve compiled 3 ways you can be a part of growing our church, bringing people to a faith in Christ. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. But we’re sure that if you start with these 3 actions, you’ll see how they can benefit our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Here’s where you begin:
- Be Proud. We are ordinary people that happen to trust in the extraordinary power of God. That power transforms lives! Our job is to discover how we can join God in being a part of that transformation. So, when you see that we are moving in faithfulness, be proud to call Kelsey your church. Be proud that people just like you are putting their faith into action. Be proud of the work that you are a part of.
- Be Aware. Of course, you can’t be proud of what is happening if you don’t know what’s happening. Pay attention to what is celebrated during our worship services. Listen to what our leaders are saying. Use our newsletter, weekly bulletins and social media posts to keep up to date with our various ministry groups. Take opportunities to visit with people you know that are involved with what’s happening at church. Get their observations and insights.
- Be a Voice. Let others know what we’re doing. You never know when someone you know might want to join in what’s happening. Talk about why we do ministry. For example, post write a Facebook post about something you learned at or about church. Or ask a coworker to help at an upcoming event. A big part of our ministry together is sharing with others the blessing we have of doing God’s work.
See? There’s no committee; no sign up forms; nothing difficult to do. You’ll be going a long way to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ if you do these 3 things.
Now it’s your turn. What easy ways have you found to help build the church?