By Kevin Kindelin
Immanuel will sponsor its 5th Annual Men’s Ministry Breakfast on Saturday, February 27th in Fellowship Hall. Last year’s Faith into the Community themed breakfast had a turnout of more than 60 men where we gathered to discuss our role in the community and our responsibility to reach out into it and share our faith. We heard Mayor Jim Schwantz share his story and George Frahm demonstrated ways to learn about and share our faith with our neighbors.
I remember how encouraged I was at the turnout we had. We pondered and discussed and agreed that we needed to be more active in the community. At the same time, our Stronger Together: Building the Community in Christ campaign took shape. It was an exciting time with exciting new ideas and exuberant, inspired people who wanted to set the world on fire, as it were, but decided rather on starting with our own community. Our “fire” came from the spark kindled within us by the Holy Spirit and it moved us to at least begin to reach out and share our faith. This year, we want to continue our mission and hope to have even more men gather at our breakfast to fellowship and hopefully, learn and share ideas.
This year, the central topic will focus on sharing our faith with our children. Keynote speaker, Tim Shoemaker, author of eleven books, will demonstrate how to share our faith with our children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. His presentation, “To Teach Your Kids Spiritual Life Lessons Even Kids Will Love,” is designed to equip us to share our faith in the community, especially with our kids. For more, watch his YouTube video below.
Join us from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on February 27th. Come and be a part of something greater than yourself. Our congregation voted overwhelmingly to use our faith proactively and dynamically to expand our mission and ministry in the community. We’re still in the crawling stages of this mission. Won’t you join us and help us begin to walk? While you’re at it, bring a non-perishable food item for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.
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