St. Peter Lutheran Church
2929 F.M 972 (at F.M. 1105)
Walburg, Texas 78626
Office: (512) 863-
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St. Peter Lutheran Church at Walburg, Texas
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
August 24, 2019
Lessons from a Short-
Five years ago, my wife, Lisa, and I had the privilege of leading a group of 10 from our church in North Dakota on a week-
We were given a list of optional mission activities for our week and were asked to choose three. When I saw the list, I thought for sure the group would cling to the safety of hands-
And He did! Our group, as ill-
Our group returned from Belize and in debriefing we identified two life lessons that Jesus taught us on our trip that are true for every follower of Jesus wherever you are. The first lesson is WE ARE ALL CALLED TO BE MISSIONARIES. At first, we struggled as some did not feel gifted or equipped. But the trip was transformative in affirming that everyone is called to be a missionary, period. Secondly, we learned that WE DO NOT NEED TO LEAVE OUR HOMETOWN TO DO MISSION. One of the team members said it best: “There’s nothing we did in Belize that we couldn’t do in Glenfield. I just think of all the people we could be ministering to at home.”
Friends, God is calling you to live on mission … and you don’t have to go to a foreign country to do so! Regardless of your gifting or training, each of us is called to be missionaries and every day is an opportunity to live in mission right in our own communities. If that scares you a little bit, then you’re probably on the right track! Just don’t forget to pray that all important prayer: “Lord, help us!” And be ready with a refrain of praise when he does!
Pastor Bryce Formwalt is the Director of Mission Growth for the LCMC Texas District. Residing in Georgetown, Pastor Bryce is available to coach congregations on mission.
Feel free to contact him with any questions or comments: 512-
© 2019 Bryce J. Formwalt, All Rights Reserved. Reprinted with permission.
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