Bright Spots Ministries

The light of Christ is alive and well in this world and in our Lower Susquehanna Synod. We have much good news and many points of light to share!  One common thread weaving throughout these stories is a set of five practices identified and articulated by United Methodist Bishop Robert C. Schnase: radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity.

Radical Generosity:  Mannsville Lutheran Church, Elliottsburg, PA

Passionate Worship: Trinity Lutheran Church, Mount Joy, PA

Intentional Faith Formation: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA

Radical Hospitality: Peter’s Porch/Zion Lutheran, Akron, PA

People are searching for a church shaped and sustained by Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity. These fundamental practices are critical to the success of congregations. Their presence and strength demonstrate congregational health, vitality, and fruitfulness. By repeating and improving these practices, churches fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Click Here to learn more about these five practices or contact our Resource Center at 717-652-1852, Extension 115 to reserve these resources for use in your congregational setting.