LaGrange First focusing this year…

Posted: January 21, 2011 by efenster in Ideas, Stories

  LaGrange First UMC

Does your church have an overall theme or focus this year?  LaGrange First United Methodist Church’s has one; it’s “The Great Adventure with Christ.” 

Each person attending the church is encouraged to be involved in the following ways: 

1. Open the Map–begin praying for the world on a regular basis. 

2. Listen to the Guide–read the whole Bible over the course of the year. 

3. Be United with Other Adventurers Around the Globe–choose one mission project and follow it and support it throughout the year. 

4. Go on Your Own Adventure–devote time to a mission outreach in a setting unfamiliar to you. 

5. Bind Yourself Together with Fellow Adventurers at the Church–get involved in a small group.  

Pastor Rev. Chris Danielson, and his leadership, provide those on this adventure with weekly helps for each area.  His sermons also relate to the scriptures that the congregation are reading. 

Rev. Danielson says that the concept for this unique effort came from a book entitled, Radical, by David Platt, but he and his leaders modified it to fit their church.  By giving his congregation specific, measurable next-steps, he’s hoping that they will deepen their level of discipleship.

So what about your church?  What is it doing? 

— Ed Fenstermacher

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