Liturgy Nerd Collaborators are asked to answer four simple questions, in their own words:
1. What is your ministry context?
2. Give us one idea - a way that you were able to get people working together to do the work of God.
3. How did it work out?
4. What did you learn about yourself, your church, and how God works when people start working together?
What follows are essays, ministry stories, new points-of-view, all directed at growing our understanding of how God is at work in the world.
Give them a read. Get a new idea. Go do something new.
Amanda Hardeman, Director of Student Ministries at First Methodist Mansfield, TX, wrote this wonderful piece about The Landing.
Rev. Stephen Fife, pastor of FUMC Columbia, LA, wrote this piece on serving the Rural Church.
Marianne Brown-Trigg, Director of Student Ministries at FUMC Cleburne, TX, wrote this piece about local missioning.
Julie Harding, Executive Director of Project Transformation Central Texas, wrote this piece about chasing a dream to bring the power of reading into local communities.
Rev. Marilyn Jones, Senior Pastor of Meadowbrook UMC in Fort Worth, Texas, wrote this piece about a church finding its purpose in the local community.
Rev. Jason Valendy, Co-Senior Pastor of Saginaw UMC, wrote this piece on the vision-casting process for his church.
Do you have a story that you would like to share about the transforming work being done through your church for your community? Do you have a point-of-view that you would like to share on how God is at work through the church in the world? How are YOU getting people together to serve?
Would you like to join the other collaborators of The Liturgy Nerd and share your story?
We'd like to hear from you! Fill out the form below and you'll get a note from the Editor to get the conversation going - your story is our story!