Growing the church is about growing community—and being in communities that thrive on faith, and love and the joy of being the Body of Christ by doing His work in the vineyard we are given to tend.
It is Jesus calling us to live into our own Great Commission as disciples inviting others to join us.
To do God’s work we have to put aside some of the old ways of the church that divide us, separate us from our mission in the vineyard and remember that we are sisters and brothers of the body of Christ.
“Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”
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