What is our Mission, Anyway?

A primary focus of the "time between pastors" is thinking about our mission and vision. This helps to develop a clear idea of what kind of pastoral leadership is needed to make the vision a reality. However, let me suggest that "the church doesn't have a mission, but God's mission has a church." All that we do is to be a means of realizing God's purposes for his Body, the church, and for the world God loves.

God’s word in scripture gives us some insights into the broad outlines of our call to mission. We must then discern how we will live into that calling in our particular time and place. Here are some scriptures that give us insight into God’s mission. How will Mount Olive respond to God's invitation to be about God's work?

  • Matthew 28: 18-20 "Go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you."
  • John 13: 34 "Love one another as I have loved you."
  • John 21: 15-19 "Do you love me? Feed my sheep."
  • Acts 1: 8-9 "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

During the month of August, I hope you will take time to reflect on God's mission as our mission. How will that mission be lived out at Mount Olive now and in the future? How will our community of faith nurture others in faith? How will we "feed" the bodies and souls of the "sheep" God loves? How will our faith community bear witness to the goodness and grace of God?

Pastor Susan

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    • 5:00 PM

      Saturday Evening Worship

  • Sunday

    • 8:00 AM


    • 9:30 AM




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  • Register Now for Sunday School:
    Please register your children for the 2014-2015 Sunday School program by August 24 with one of these forms.
    Preschool and Elementary
    Middle and High School

  • Sunday School Volunteer Training:
    Sunday School volunteers, please attend one of the following training sessions.
    - Sunday, August 24 at 10:30 am
    - Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30 pm
    If you have questions, please contact Sara Hollander.

  • Back To School Blessing Aug 30-31:
    A blessing will be given at each worship service on August 30 and 31 for all who are starting or returning to school or any form of learning institution as a student, administrator, teacher, or support staff.

  • Fall Schedule Begins September 7:
    The fall worship schedule begins September 7, the first weekend after Labor Day. The Sunday worship service times will be 8:00 am and 10:30 am. The Saturday service remains at 5:00 pm.

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