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Southeast District Churches Reaching New Believers for Christ
Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
The churches in the Southeast District are taking Jesus’ command and the mission of the church seriously. The churches have reached a milestone for the district. As of October 24th two hundred and nineteen persons have declared Profession of Faith in Christ through the ministry of the churches.
This is a significant increase from previous years and a sign of the positive trend in evangelism: Professions of faith in previous years were 125 (2006); 149 (2007); 181 (2008); 162 (2009) and now 219 by October 24, 2010.
It is exciting that the evangelistic fervor of the churches is matched by social holiness. 84% of the churches that are leading new believers to profess Christ are giving 100% to the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church. Churches reaching the souls also know that it is important to feed, clothe, and educate the person as well as be faithful to the vows of ministry beyond each local church.
Jesus expects us to go into the world and make disciples and also be among those to whom Jesus will say, "I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink ..." (Matt. 25:35). The churches are practicing the way of Methodism by linking love of God with love of neighbor.