“Somehow, having the building full with people who want to be there for a game, but not for God’s saving service to sinners, is “missional.” In any case, the evening service has fallen by the wayside in many churches anyway—no conflict there. Yet even where there are such services, many sympathize with one pastor who said that it’s “a bit of a luxury,” especially “when it falls on a legal holy day [you read that right: holy day] like Super Bowl Sunday” (Michael Horton).
January 1, 1951. Today, the Calvary Bible Church is one year old. Today is our birthday! This day, just one short year ago, the Calvary Bible Church was founded on a Sunday morning, January 1, 1950, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Curvin (Pat) Crumbling in Martinsville, Pennsylvania, with only thirteen persons in attendance, including the children. Now that a year has passed, it would seem fitting and proper for us all to pause a moment and consider what great things the Lord has done for us!
God has not ordained an organization to accomplish world evangelization, God has ordained an organism…the Local Church. It is from this realization that we’ve developed the concept that we call, “Local Church World Evangelization”. It is the effort of each local church to effectively spread the Gospel of grace both locally and cross-culturally.
1. Introduce yourself to people at church that you don’t already know. Find someone that you don’t know and introduce …