02 Apr Easter Story: Caro, Mich.
Jason Garwood (right), senior pastor, Colwood UB church (Caro, Mich.)
Typically, churches will boast in how many attendees come to their services. We oftentimes get caught up in the “hype” of an event instead of the Person behind it all.
So this year, I wanted to end our Easter services on a different note. Instead of worrying about how many people showed up, I ended with a benediction (Rom. 15:13) and commissioned those who came to remember that simply coming doesn’t achieve the mission of God–we must go as well. We must go and make disciples.
I asked, “What if instead of counting how many of you came, we counted how many of you were sent on mission to make disciples in your places of work, play, and school? The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is alive and well inside of you.”
Many had never heard nor seen such a thing, and I’m glad we were able to give them something to think about. Making disciples is our mission, even on Easter.