I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some.—1 Corinthians 9:22b
These words, though written by Paul in the first century, are as true today as they were then. For Paul, it meant that he did whatever it took to share the gospel, and today we at LCC are following his advice in the new ways we are reaching out to people to share Christ’s message.
For several years we’ve been livestreaming our worship services. What became a Pandemic necessity has grown into an outreach ministry for shut-ins, travelers and others who are not able to attend in-person worship every Sunday.
Christ’s message is reaching folks in ways we could never have imagined. Take Curt Frommelt, for example. Curt and his wife Pamela brought their daughter Lily for baptism a couple of years ago. Back then, they were staying with her parents while their house in Apollo Beach was being built, and they were able to attend services at LCC regularly.
But then the house was completed, and since Apollo Beach is a bit of a hike away, the pastors suggested that they should find a local church out there for the family to worship at. But Curt had another, better idea. He loves LCC and didn’t want to have to go elsewhere, so this is where all things to all people came into reality: Curt worships with us regularly, every week, completely online. And he’s become an evangelist of sorts, inviting people on Facebook to come over to the house to worship with him – even offering to cook breakfast for them! And soon, we will have the pleasure of seeing Curt and his growing family in person again when they bring his son Matty to LCC for baptism.
You too can be a modern-day evangelist of shorts by posting to your page on Facebook or other social media. You can post the link ahead of time and invite others to a watch party. Or, when you like a service, you can post the link and invite others to check it out.
As we look into the future, we are excited about the ways God is turning what was a difficult situation, the Pandemic, into a new vehicle for ministry. What might God be calling us to next???