#FaithinAction Sunday Recap:

“not to be served, but to serve” Matthew 20:28 (NLT)

Our Faith in Action Sunday was wet, but we were able to serve several residents in the Madisonville area. Big thanks to those who were able to make it out for Bridge Church’s last official FIA of 2012. We were able to move two homeowners that suffered flooding from Isaac forward in their recovery. We also took care of a couple of remaining downed trees. And delivered “We Care” baskets & baked goods to 10 or so residents. We even had some visitors show up at 10:30am for our Worship Gathering & they jumped in & served as well. We also had an East St. Tammany congregation who are exploring starting their own Faith in Action Sunday join us for the experience.

I love Faith in Action Sunday b/c…

  • it’s unscripted, like our lives & the lives of those we serve. Flexibility is required & makes stretching our faith & relying upon the power of Another possible.
  • it reminds me of how many needs there are in my community. I drive by them everyday, seldom thinking about what’s on the other side of the fence or door.
  • it reminds me that I can make a big difference. Things that are simple for me (changing a lock, fixing a shower head, cutting up a downed limb, believing that someone cares about my needs) are HUGE issues for someone else.
  • it makes way for “along the way” relationships & discipleship. Serving & sharing with someone builds deeper relationships connections than just sitting beside them in a service.
    Playing w/power tools is just one of the cool things about Faith in Action Sunday.
  • it adds something rich to the story of our lives. Jackson, our 10 year old, was telling the story at the bus stop this morning.

We fall short if putting our Faith in Action is just a date on the calendar. Jesus said he came “not to be served, but to serve” Matthew 20:28 (NLT). That’s the way of life for a true follower of Christ. So let’s keep looking for opportunities & courageously doing our part to follow Christ.

More info about Faith in Action Sunday here, including recap videos from previous FIA’s & answers to the question “why?”

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Posted on October 1, 2012, in Bridge Church, Faith In Action. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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