Some years ago, at an Annual Conference held in Paducah, Ky., delegates spent an afternoon serving in various mission projects around the city. John Roberts from Benton, Ky.’s First United Methodist Church was present that day and was so inspired, he brought the idea home. For the entire year following that Annual Conference, a team, led by John, met to develop a day when the whole congregation would work together in a variety of mission projects. They decided to call it Great Commission Day.
Many years later, Benton First continues to celebrate Great Commission Day. Held each fall, it has developed to be a day our church shares with other local congregations, serving in mission together and as the birthing place of many ongoing ministries.
I’m eager to see what God will do through the service of our church members in our community.