To evangelize means to proclaim the good news of the Gospel of Christ. Jesus, in giving the Great Commission to the eleven apostles, said “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.” (Mathew 28:19-20) Imagine Jesus saying those same words to us today. What would be our reaction? Impossible? Absurd? Surely you don’t mean me! Yes Jesus means each of us also. We are under this same obligation to teach others of God’s love for us. The evangelism team has numerous programs that will enable you to serve and use your talents. We invite everyone to be a part of our evangelism team.
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Contact Terry Proper (910.340.4155) for more information about Evangelism & Witness.
OVERVIEW is a series of 4 sessions for those considering joining SUMC as well as members seeking basic information about Methodism. We will delve into enough church history (to make it interesting), including our founder John Wesley, consider our special beliefs, the “how and why” of our Social Principles, polity (church organization), how Methodists deal with important concerns, and the commitment to support the church with prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. There will be regular opportunities to deal with questions individuals and the group may have.
Participants may choose either the Sunday 9:45 a.m. time or 4:30 p.m., both in the Fellowship Hall.
Dates: January 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2016.
The teacher is Dr. Jim Brewster, retired UM pastor, aided by Senior Pastor Scott Dodson and members of our Evangelism committee.