The goal of SHINE Ministry is for our church to go out into the community and share Jesus’ love with others by doing small acts of kindness throughout our city. For instance, during the week of Fun Fest we passed out waters and candy during the parade. Care packages were distributed at Link House and Sullivan House. We also washed cars for free and took snacks to area firemen and policemen as well as to waiting rooms at local hospitals. During all those outings, we shared Jesus.The church is to GO and BE THE LIGHT in this dark world. What better way to do that than to love people?
This outreach is a church-wide ministry, reaching our city for Christ together.
In addition, SHINE started a college outreach to our students who are attending school both away from our area and locally. Different Sunday School classes adopt college students and send them notes of encouragement throughout the year.
The verses this ministry is based on follow:
“You are the light of the world; a town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16