Taking it to the streets!
From the rural dirt lane to the busy city street the Pittsburgh District is busy taking the message of the Gospel out into the streets. We do this because that is our mission, to make Christ-like disciples. We can't do that if we are huddled safely in our church buildings. In fact, Jesus said in His parable about the great banquet "Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full."
We are learning that in a culture saturated with choices regarding religion that we have to make the message relevant to where people are at today so that the Holy Spirit can bring them to where He wants them to be.
As we read the Gospel we learn that Jesus didn't hang out in the Synagogue all day and hope that people would come to him. He went out to where the people were, the city streets, the wedding banquets, the lake and even a cemetery. He went to those places because that is where the people were and that is where he could meet their needs.
The challenge for us as Christians it to be obedient to Jesus, to take up our cross daily and follow him out to where he is working, out in the streets. From our 38 cities, 428 boroughs and hundreds of towns and villages the message of the Gospel, the message of holiness needs to be told. Won't you join us in this journey? Are you a lay person living in one of those places without a Church of the Nazarene, won't you begin a Bible study in your home and invite your un-churched neighbor to be a part of it? Board member won't you prode your pastor to step out of their comfort zone and identify a ministry that they can begin and then join with them? Pastor won't you challenge your church to adopt the borough or town next to yours and identify a need there and begin meeting it so that you can establish a preaching point?
Join with us as we take the message to the streets.
Pittsburgh District Kidz Camp
August 16-20, 2014
Dear Pastor and Children's Director,
Kidz Camp is fast approaching and we are extremely excited to invite the children in your congregation to come to be Unstoppable in Christ! This is a huge opportunity for you to do some missional work through targeted outreach. Just think what a difference God can make through you by inviting children from your neck of the woods to come to camp and encounter our LORD in a personal way. We plan to be intentional in drawing kids to Christ with the help of caring staff and gifted child evangelists. Please pray about who God would have you visit and personally invite to camp this year. Let's really work together and GO MISSIONAL!
Registration can be completed online at this link: http://tinyurl.com/pittskidzcamp2014
Sunday School Rally 2014
July 26, 2014
10:00 - Greeting and Prayer
10:05 - Worship by Pastors and wives Band
10:35 - Offering / 2014 talent instrumental
10:45 - 2014 Solo
10:55 - Special Speaker Pastor Kerry Willis
12:00 - Break for lunch
1:00 - Resume back for breakout sessions.
Breakout sessions: They will be 45 minutes long
- Terry Weyman = “How to deal with a loss of a loved one”
- Colleen Smith = Women in ministries, “How to organize an Event”
- Christine Siordia = Kids Ministry, “The Message of Jesus For Today Kid’s”
- Rev Richard Wise = “Continuing Lay Training and discipleship”
3:00 sessions are over