How we interact with our neighbours matters. The impact of how we interact with them matters even more. And that we interact with them is one of God’s non-negotiables.
MORE OF WHAT MATTERS: MORE MISSION IN OUR COMMUNITY
Message by Tom Fenske – June 3, 2018
PAUL’S MARVELOUS METHOD
From the Synagogue to the Areopagus (air-o-pa-gus)
Acts 17:17 He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there.
Curiosity develops connection
God is not asking you to have all the answers or to win an argument but to faithfully share your experience of the risen Jesus.
FIVE WAYS TO MOVE FROM ATTRACTIONAL TO MISSIONAL
1. Be Present
2. Be Prayerful
3. Be Positive
4. Be Peculiar
5. Be Patient
WHAT’S YOUR ROLE?
Acts 17:32-34 When they heard Paul speak about the resurrection of the dead, some laughed in contempt, but others said, “We want to hear more about this later.” That ended Paul’s discussion with them, but some joined him and became believers. Among them were Dionysius, a member of the council, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
We can’t control the results but we can control our response.
HAVE ONE BBQ/BRUNCH/COFFEE DATE with someone you genuinely connect with outside of the church this summer. IF YOU DO, I WILL BUY YOU DOUGHNUTS.*
*I’m not kidding.