Not all mission happens in foreign lands. Not all ministry happens inside the sanctuary of the church. We also send out people with "beautiful feet" to share the good news locally. We have teen ministries reaching kids with no church home. We take worship on the road with outdoor ministry at Sibley State Park in the summer. And, we show people the love of Jesus through loving service.
Sometimes our best outreach is beyond our physical reach. So we send the "beautiful feet" of others to do the job. We sponsor several outreach ministries across the country and around the world.
St. Paul tells us (Romans 10:9ff), "if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved... But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they never have heard? ...Blessed are the feet of those who bring good news!"
It is our joy to bring the good news of the Gospel to people who have never heard. The Gospel is never meant to be used as a threat, and membership in the kingdom is not a reward. Jesus said (Luke 12:32) "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." We who know the joy of being less than perfect, but still deeply loved by God can't help but want to share this good news with others. Martin Luther described it as one beggar showing another where to find a scrap of bread.
The Gospel, in fact the whole Bible, is loaded with examples of what can only be described as extreme hospitality. And so we here at Peace take hospitality as our Holy charge. We strive to be a hospital host to guests who come through our doors. We do our best to make our building and grounds safe, comfortable and inviting. Be our guests!