St. Peter Lutheran Church
2929 F.M 972 (at F.M. 1105)
Walburg, Texas 78626
Office: (512) 863-
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May 6, 2020
St. Peter Lutheran Church at Walburg, Texas
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Texas District
What Business Are We In?
A colleague recently sent me a thought-
Whether or not the result of this crisis is a long winter or the beginning of an ice age, the authors suggest that organizations, including the church, need to redefine our business as COVID-
Reading this paragraph gave me pause as I found myself asking the question: “What business are we in?” Is the church in the business of gathering people into crowds on Sunday mornings? If so, then the authors are correct… and I would also suggest that we have been in the wrong business! Instead, every church should be in the business of making and multiplying disciples. Every church should be in the business of helping one another to love God and people. Sunday morning group gatherings are not (or at least should not be) the business that we are in, but simply one method of accomplishing our primary business.
Has your church gotten stuck in a rut of Sunday morning rituals and routines? Has the mission of the church come to a halt because of the pandemic? Do we not know what to do when we can’t gather in person on Sundays? If so, these are indicators that it is long overdue to ask this question: What business are we in? The COVID-
Pastor Bryce Formwalt is the Director of Mission Growth for LCMC Texas District and Program Director of Harvest Workers, an online ministry training program (learn more at www.harvestworkers.net). Residing in Georgetown, Pastor Bryce is available to coach congregations on mission. Feel free to contact him with any questions or comments: 512-
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