Grace and Peace will be participating in the City's Clean-Block Saturday Clean-Up event TOMORROW, May 19, from 9:00am-11:00am. SOSNA (South Of South Neighborhood Association) has invited us to help clean around Marion Anderson Recreation Center. Instead of cleaning around the church property we'll help them. Please meetat the property at 9:00am or at Marian Anderson at 9:15am. Please let Meridith know if you plan to come help: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's common for Christians to talk of partners or partnership in ministry. It can be code for "will you help fund my mission trip or ministry"; it's a way to talk of intercessory prayer for others; or, it can be a way of referring to working together in a particular ministry project. And partnership was important to the ministry of Jesus' early followers: And He (Jesus) called the twelve (disciples) & began to send them out two by two (Mark 6.7). There are a number of reasons the Lord Jesus sent His servants out like this, all of which have application today: (1) there can be greater integrity to the ministry/message when more than one person speaks (2) there's greeter opportunity to engage different people's stories when more than one story is represented (3) there is spiritual accountability, integrity, & safety (4) there is physical accountability, integrity, & safety (5) there is fellowship & friendship in ministry, which is often very isolating. I'm not sure exactly how this applies to you, but I know that lone-ranger ministry is often unwise & potentially dangerous for a number of reasons. Who has the Lord give you to be a ministry partner with?