When I became pastor at Homedale Friends Community Church this past year, one of my first orders of business pertaining to committees was to visit each committee and learn more about what they were doing. After visiting the Social Concerns Committee and the Missions Committee I realized how much the people serving on these two committees were alike in their desire to reach out to others with the love and Good News of Jesus Christ.
For the benefit of the Kingdom of God, we decided to combine these two committees and form an Outreach Committee that focuses on both global and local outreach. During the nominating process several people from the church came to the Nominating Committee and nominated themselves to serve on the Outreach Committee. This group met for the first time last week and as their pastor I am excited to see what God is going to do through them for our church and our community.
Some expectations for this new committee were shared at that first meeting, and I think the one encouraging these folks to challenge the whole church in the area of outreach benefits people the most.
Contributed by Luke Ankeny, pastor, Homedale Friends