Surprise! (11 AM)
Have you ever made a commitment to something, yet found yourself simply going through the motions without giving it much thought, energy or heart? Every now and then we need something to surprise or awaken us from our complacency so that we might use our resources to earn, save and give--all for the glory of God.
“Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” These timeless words of John Wesley, the founder of the movement that became The United Methodist Church, sound straightforward. In fact, some of us might even say we’re already following his instructions! But in a time where wants are mistaken for needs and consumerism and status win the day, the hard truth is that most of us could use a refresh in how we think about and handle our finances. This fall, bring an open mind and an expectant heart to worship and your life group discussions as we prayerfully consider how God might be challenging each one of us in the ways we’ve come to understand money.