In worship on Sunday, August 30, our Scripture lesson included James 1:22: "But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves." We spent time brainstorming alone and as a congregation ways we can be doers of the word and in the world as we live as Christ's disciples in the realms of economics, society, and environment. I collected our brainstorming sheets and have been sharing them here as "discipleship challenges." There is a quite a variety of responses that range from the changes we might make in our personal, family, church, and community lives. Feel free to take some of these on, and let us know in the comments how it goes! (For instructions about leaving comments, see the post from Sept. 1 "Joining the Conversation.")
1. Leave a lasting desire in my family to be thankful for their blessings inherited and taught.
2. Volunteer work at daycare or CCH
3. Challenge injustice
4. Evaluate how my activities and lifestyle and that of the church's ministry support sustainable communities
5. Take true interest in everyone that I meet this day. They might be a lonely, troubled, or need a friend.