The 2017 North Alabama Conference emphasis was on Church Health - one of the four North Alabama Conference priorities. Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyles highlighted this priority during Sunday evening’s Laity Session as he invited Rev. Matt Scott, senior pastor of The Gathering Place UMC (Cheaha District), to present to Lay Members.
Rev. Scott offered what he labeled a “direct and practical” approach for churches to participate in the revival already happening all around us. He noted, “We all get to make the choice as leaders whether or not our churches will participate in that revival or not.”
His presentation was based on the letter to the Church in Sardis found in Revelation chapter 3. He offered four action steps that any United Methodist Church could implement to make their church healthier and better reach their community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This steps include 1.Wake Up. 2. Strengthen what remains 3. Go back to what we believed at first and 4. Repent and turn to God.
Watch the video below to view the full presentation.
The presentation is also available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/OvTXlc3FkKs.