In Grinnell we embrace new patterns of religious pluralism by seeking to befriend and understand people of faiths different from our own. We believe that interfaith dialogue is an important part of our commitment to grow in love of God and neighbor.
The church tends to avoid much talk about results, as if getting results is best left to the business world. But the Apostle Paul was very clear about the results he hoped to see in the lives of people touched by the love of Jesus. So let's talk this week about how our ministry together seeks very specific outcomes.
Join us Sunday for the first in a series of sermons on the purpose of the church. This week I'll consider this question: Who is the audience of our ministry? Might it include you? Also, a special offering to help our sister church in Berkeley, CA recover from a damaging fire.
At the National Church Leadership Institute in Kansas City this week, I've been learning from other pastors and telling the story of our amazing new ministries in Grinnell. I can say that when God is at work in us, we've got many, many stories to tell.