The mission field

As you leave the parking lot of North Shore UMC you will be reminded by this sign that you are now entering the mission field. Wherever we go we are commissioned to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus Christ. We are called to spread the good news, to look for opportunities to serve, to help, heal, and nurture others. We are called to spread love and kindness. "Church" has often overemphasized getting people into heaven to the neglect of getting heaven into earth. The true measure of the faith of North Shore is not how many people attend, but how many serve the least, the last, and the lost. To Jesus, the church was an active verb and not a passive noun. His followers practiced missional evangelism and so do we. The very place that you are standing right now is holy ground. We understand that our mission is not to get the world into the church, but to get the church into the world! The world will see the relevance of the gospel when the people of Jesus fully embrace the biblical mandate to love like Jesus. Then we come together to rejoice and praise God!