Saint Andrew United Methodist Church

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Toms River NJ 08755

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Right Here, Right Now Everyday Mission for Everyday People

What does it mean to be a missional Christian? Arguing that the answer is more complex than hosting block parties or more time spent "downtown," Hirsch and Ford present a paradigm based on a new vision of ourselves as Jesus' followers. In this challenging work, they exhort believers to live missionally regardless of situation, vocation, or location.

Right Here, Right Now

 "Although it’s common throughout Christian history to call the church a ‘fortress’ it’s not all that accurate of a description. Fortresses are made for defense. By their nature they are immovable and unchanging. They exist only to protect. The church is called to GO and make disciples. Jesus says in John’s Gospel “as the Father sent me so I am sending you”. The church is SENT.  To go, advance, adapt, and innovate in each culture and for each generation so that the Good News of Jesus can be recognized and embraced by all people for the transformation of the world. Everyday Missionaries summer worship theme (based on the book Right Here, Right Now by Lance Ford and Alan Hirsch) seeks to reawaken the dynamic impulse of Christians to go out into their everyday world as missionaries for Jesus."

 

Just Announced:  Summer Reading Opportunity!

During July and August, Pastor Erik Hall will be leading a discussion of the book Right Here, Right Now, by authors Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford.  Details about the times and dates of the book discussion sessions will be announced soon.

In addition to the book discussion, Pastor Erik will be presenting a sermon series over the summer which is loosely based upon the book.

For those who would like to read the book Right Here, Right Now, we are offering the convenience of ordering books through St. Andrew.  The cost is approximately $10 (including shipping).  Signup sheet to order the book will be in Fellowship Hall Lobby over the next couple of weeks.  Contact Lucy DeBarge at lucydebarge@yahoo.com to order your copy.  Information about the book is included below.