“Don’t go to church. Be the church!”
On a Sunday each year, a growing number of congregations leave their building to be Jesus’ hands and feet in countless community projects. What started in 2010 with Woodside Church in Yardley is mushrooming into a movement of congregations.
The movement engages all ages in projects that bless local communities. In a single day, they stock pantries, deliver books to inner-city-school libraries, clean up the environment, lead worship for people in recovery, make meals for the homebound, build shelters for the homeless, sew dresses for Haiti, and so much more. Pastor Doug says, “The church is a sleeping giant. On this day you literally see it wake up and get to work!” In the evening Christians from different denominations gather together for worship in various places. It truly is a taste of heaven.
The day is really the culmination of several weeks of prayer, Bible reading, sermons, and small-group Bible studies. As we read about Jesus and the apostles loving the lost and healing the hurting, momentum builds toward the day when we go out and follow in his steps.
Our theme this year, from the Gospel of Matthew is “Launch: The Church Has Left the Building.” Jesus told us to be salt and light in the world not in a church building. The Sermon on the Mount was not intended to be lived solely within the four walls of a sanctuary. Through these messages we’ll discover how Jesus wants to launch His people to live on the outside what we believe on the inside.
All the resources posted on this site – sermons, Bible studies, promotional materials, worship suggestions, and mission ideas - are free for you to use and customize to fit your context. Our prayer, by the end of this campaign, is that God will launch all our congregations to be a movement of salt and light in this world…so God gets all the glory!
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