As a Disciples of Christ congregation, we recognize that we are all ministers. The pastor preaches the sermon, but all of us are ministers for the church. Today, on Laity Sunday, we discuss the findings, thus far, from the Thriving Congregations initiative that Midway Christian Church joined in 2020.
This initiative “seeks to expand the relationship by answering the question, ‘How can we create opportunities that lead to thriving congregations so they in turn becomes sites from with others, particularly pastors, lay leaders, and students, can learn with and from congregations?’ ” (lextheo.edu)
January 21, 2024
The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1
Mark 1: 14-20
Rev. Dr. Heather W. McColl
Mark 1: 14-20
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the good news of God and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
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