5 Practices of Fruitful Congregations - Risk-Taking Mission and Service

We are called to make a difference in our community because that is what Christians do. Where there is pain, where there is suffering, where there is hurting, that is where we are called to be. Why? Because that is what Jesus did and tells us to do the same thing. this is what Jesus says:

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross, and follow me.  All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their lives because of me will find them. Why would people gain the whole world but lose their lives? What will people give in exchange for their lives (Matthew 16:24-26)?”


This is what Bishop Schnase says about risk-taking mission, “Mission and Service refers to the projects, efforts, and work people do to make a positive difference in the lives of others for the purposes of Christ, whether or not they will ever become part of the community of faith.  Risk-taking pushes us out of our comfort zone, stretching us beyond service to people we already know, exposing us to people, situations, and needs that we would never ordinarily encounter apart from our deliberate intention to serve Christ.   Congregations who practice Risk-taking Mission and Service offer endless opportunities for people to make a difference in lives of others through service projects, volunteer opportunities, and mission initiatives.” Our mission committee has numerous groups that you serve with both inside and outside of the church! Email missions@rockbridgelife.com for more information