From Pastor Caroline . . .

September 1, 2022

“Go and make disciples of all nations”

~Matthew 28:19

The last Sunday of August, we were blessed to experience a baptism in worship! It is
always such a joy to stand with someone making that profession of faith that Jesus is
Lord of their life. It is an act of obedience performed by a disciple living out their faith.

Before he ascended Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey
everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the very end of the

Baptism is a way of proclaiming to the world what happens to us when we become
followers of Christ. We act in obedience, fulfilling that command that we baptize and that
we go out into the world and share the love of Christ that others too might become
faithful disciples.

Over the next several weeks we are going to take a serious look at what it means to be a
disciple of Jesus. We are beginning a series that will help us to follow Jesus more nearly
and draw us closer to Christ.

And the over the next several weeks we will consider what daring discipleship is and
what we are to do as disciples of Jesus. When people look at us, they should be able to see by the way
that we live that we are disciples of Jesus Christ. Spending these several weeks in consideration of discipleship will help us to know what it means to say that we are disciples of Jesus.

If you have not yet completed the discipleship survey here, I encourage you to do so. It is a
good self-evaluation to help you take a look at your own discipleship practices and it is
helpful to me as your pastor to know your discipleship practices better.
I hope you can join us over these next several weeks to explore daring discipleship!

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Caroline