What if? What if every time we acted in God’s name at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities, we paid attention to the person who has yet to come through our doors?
What if we conveyed extraordinary hospitality to the stranger so that people new to our community would know that we’ve been hard at work preparing for the newcomer, so that with one voice the physical environment and the people connected to Bethlehem might proclaim, “we are SO glad you’re here!”
What if together we focused on those bricks-and-mortar improvements that desperately need attention on both campuses not as something we “have” to do but as something we “get” to do for the sake of those who aren’t here yet, that they, too, might soon grow their own connection to God, each other, and their mission in the world?
Too bold? Too pie-in-the-sky? Too far beyond our reach? … We don’t think so either.