As a congregation we are focusing on the concepts of Heaven, Hell, and Evangelism as something which forms our ministry and its impact in the community and the world. Heaven is something that all people are happy to discuss and if we thought about how many conversations begin, especially at the passing of a loved one, that it seems that most everyone will go there without regard to their faith life or witness while they were alive. It is often centered on the idea, "Well, they were a good person." We often hear this when we speak of faith with those that don't go to church, "I'm a good person!"
How we view Heaven and Hell truly do shape how we do evangelism. It is that important. Will everyone that's "good" go to Heaven? If someone does not ever hear the Gospel God wouldn't send them to Hell, would He? Is Heaven guaranteed because I go to church?
These are some deep questions which we will continue to address and work through in this time! See you Sunday!