For Partnership Saturday at Glendale City Church
September 26, 2015
Every two years, our church organizes its volunteers for effective ministry to our congregation’s members and to our neighbors in our city. This past Saturday, we took some time to honor those who have generously offered their time, energy and talents in service to Glendale City Church.
For my sermon, I looked at Nehemiah, the Jewish civil engineer who did the work of bringing a team of people together who had no business rebuilding a city–and actually rebuilding the gates and the walls. What does it take to build a city, or a church, to effectively provide safety to those inside its walls while at the same time having an impact far beyond its walls? I drew some lessons from Nehemiah’s example