Promotion for the Externally Focused Church Conference asks a great question: If your church vanished, would your community really notice?
If I can personalize that question a bit, If you vanished, would your neighborhood notice?
You are the salt of the
earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is
no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:13-16 ESV)