Linking Bible study to global mission and local service projects, Mike Slaughter, pastor of the Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, challenges readers to feed the poor, heal the sick, welcome the alien, and rescue the desperate. Throughout, suggestions and examples encourage concrete action. 6-session DVD.
Linking Bible study to global mission and local service projects, this six-session small group resource enables congregations to discuss and act on the imperatives of scripture.
Each week, participants will read and discuss a gospel story, watch a video profiling an inspiring, world-changing mission effort, and envision together how they can change the world locally and globally. Participants wont just read about Jesus feeding the 5000 or healing the lepers, but will be inspired by contemporary ministries feeding the poor and preventing malaria. Participants will be challenged to take a leading role in the congregations missional efforts, serving in a homeless shelter as a group, raising funds for disaster relief, or planning a church-wide day of service.
Jesus called us to follow him, to live a life of active faith, feeding the poor, healing the sick, welcoming the alien, and rescuing the desperate. Its easy to get stuck in our religious habits of just going to church, tossing a few bucks in the offering plate, and occasionally reading our Biblebut Jesus has bigger plans for us. We are called to be his hands and feet in the world. He wants to use us to change the world.
Mike Slaughter is the Pastor Emeritus at Ginghamsburg Church. Under his leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church "media reformation," and cyber-ministry. Mike is the author of multiple books for church leaders, including Down to Earth, The Passionate Church, Change the World, Dare to Dream, Renegade Gospel, A Different Kind of Christmas, Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Real Followers, Momentum for Life, UnLearning Church, and Upside Living in a Downside Economy.