Shift! Higher Expectations
Session Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Bible Text: Deuteronomy 1:1-8
The persistent threat for communities of faith, just like individual people of faith, is that we will settle for half-way. We quit before we’re done. We busy ourselves with matters of maintenance and don’t have time, energy, or money left over to engage in a partnership with God for the healing of our relationships, our community, and our world.
But the way of overcoming drift and re-engaging a vibrant and fruitful future in mission and ministry is clear: listening to Christ’s call again, refreshing our desire to fulfill the mission and vision given to us, and taking specific, widely affirmed steps toward a new beginning.