There are two types of churches: churches that operate IN a community; and churches that operate FOR their community. They make the community a better place to live because they exist! They are meeting the needs of their community!
At Mountain Lake, we decided several years ago, that we were not just going to invite the community to our one week service, but love our community and meet needs! Every year, our investment into the community grows!
This month, through our annual Greater Impact Offering, our church purchased, packaged, and provided 60,000 meals for needy families in our communities and distribute these meals to area food pantries (including our own). 343 Volunteers showed up this past week to prepare and package the meals and get ready to send them out!
The above picture is of my son Paul, who’s 8. I’m so pumped when I think about the fact that my kids will grow up not viewing church as a one hour production, but the living, breathing, body of Christ, that exists to love our community, and meet their needs in the name of Jesus Christ!