Building A School Breakfast Program

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Reflection #1
By: Charmaine Warford
June 2013

Churches in our area are involved in mission in social action by being active in the community pertaining to issues of marriage, family and sexuality issues as well as environmental and rural affairs.
The churches mission in church growth is seen in weddings, baptisms, funerals. Church services for prayer, praise and worship. Voluntary activities, further educational programs, youth programs, visiting the sick and elderly.
The churches mission as public witness is exemplified by its presence in the community. Example would be a school breakfast program performed by volunteers from the church community. Setting an example as Christ would have it do. 1.
God’s mission is about
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It is God’s mission, not ours. It is God that gives us the power to accomplish the mission. We need to get out of our churches and move out to the people. We often ask people to “come” and join us, but Jesus says Go! Teaching is critical. Observe Jesus’ commandments namely, to love God with all out heart, soul and mind and our neighbor as ourselves. Christ is with us always. 3.
Matthew 28: 18-20
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Mission in the scriptures is God’s mission, empowered by the Holy Spirit and carried out following the pattern of Jesus’ ministry. It involves preaching, healing, calling to commitment, feeding the hungry, changing corrupt systems, teaching, liberating the captives, witnessing. It is our responsibility today as followers of Christ to participate in God’s mission.
But, above all else, the scriptures tell of Jesus’ message of transformation, not just change, but a newness, a freshness and a fullness of life he makes possible. We are to be transformed,
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