My friend and fellow worship leader Scott McClellan, of Central Baptist Church in Gaffney SC, sent this report of how their worship ministry and church are bringing missions alive in their community. Scott has been our MusicArts Mission Movement M3 facilitator for our Full Circle group in Spartanburg.
Scott shares this:
“Our Worship Ministry sponsored a block party at a local apartment complex last Saturday. It really became a church-wide event with lots of participation. We provided hot dogs, soft drinks, snow cones, popcorn, an inflatable slide, and we went door to door handing out invitations to our upcoming VBS. It was a great day but the next day was even better as one of the ladies we talked with on Saturday came to church, accepted Christ as Savior, and has begun a discipleship process. Now our church is planning to adopt the apartment complex for continued ministry. I share this with you because I believe this is an extension of your ministry, Mark. You are responsible for getting me off the ‘church train’ and on the right track. Thank you!”
Scott continued: “Now, this week we are involved in Jerusalem Project in Cherokee County. Sponsored by the local youth pastors group, this is the 10th year for JP and we have between 600 and 700 youth and adults involved. We are providing home repair for people that could not otherwise afford it and sharing the Gospel. We are roofing, plumbing, painting, building decks, porches, wheel chair ramps, doing yard maintenance, etc, and talking about Jesus. In the afternoon we have had a worship camp at our church (teaching music lessons to neighborhood kids). There are also prayer walks and backyard Bible clubs and other projects happening during the afternoons with worship services during the evenings.”
Here is the link to a newspaper article about Jerusalem Project: http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140716/articles/140719722?p=1&tc=pg
Bravo, Scott, for joining God on mission in your community and growing worshiping disciples on mission in your church! Okay, who will be next? YOU TOO CAN DO THIS. Start praying now and see where God wants YOU to join HIM at work. – Mark Powers