Message from the Bridge Pastor
Are You a Missionary?
Well, it’s now officially after Easter, and the summer migration has begun! I said farewell to so many of you on Sunday, as you let me know that you will be heading to cooler climes for the summer. (And, yes, you know that Nancy and I will be joining the migration in a month.) You go with our blessings, and you know the Rincon community will welcome you back when you return.
However, I believe that this journey can be much more than just heading north and east to escape the summer heat. I believe that those of us who leave Tucson for the summer are in a unique position to share what is happening in the vibrant community that is Rincon. Granted, it’s hard to see the power of this church from within; indeed, it’s easy to take the energy of this church for granted. But trust me, there are precious few congregations with your clarity about what you are about, and why. For those of you leaving us for the season, I believe that you have an amazing story to share with the churches you attend while you are away; how a spirited congregation can engage ministry in the Borderlands with grace and passion. Perhaps the folks you meet won’t be able to join you here, but they can certainly share in the ministry with their gifts, their prayers, and their activism. So go with God’s blessing, and ours, and be missionaries!
With you on the journey,
Read the Thursday E-letter for May 2, 2019 here.