We looked at this question during a Midweek series.
Click on the image links below to see what we agreed on....
"So then, my brothers and sisters, because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Romans 12:1"
How can we live for/worship God?
How can we stay together and not fall apart?
'First they gave themselves to the Lord; and then by God's will they gave themselves to us as well.' (2 Corinthians 8:5)
Why should we give out?
God gives growth
God receives Glory
So we tithe our regular Sunday income (with special mission gift days every tenth Sunday), tithe our annual Church Gift Day money, support the CARIS Toy Library, look to help schools and hospitals within our parish and local area, provide local groups with accommodation in our halls and run different social action projects, as well as having St Ann's open during the week for those in need or wishing to pray.
Why should we share our faith? Because we have a:
We are committed to an all age teaching programme that includes separate groups for all ages.
So we hold regular parties and special services, delivering Christmas, Easter and other service invitation cards to schools, homes, friends and neighbours.