Benton City’s Great Witness Weekend!
Ritzville Trinity United Methodist Church joined St John United Methodist to form the Sending Team to Benton City.
The schedule for the weekend was specifically designed to meet the needs of the Benton City Church. They began with a 5:30pm church potluck followed by a short worship service and an opening talk on "Knowing That God Exists." Following the presentation, small groups formed where a "witness" from the Sending churches shared his or her faith in the small group. Faith-sharing by the Benton City members was encouraged.
With a presentation from a Sending Team witness, followed by small groups, the other times during the weekend focused on "Relationship with Jesus", "Being Transformed by Jesus", and finally "Surrendering to Jesus."
As with all Great Witness Weekends, there was no judgment, no preaching, and no teaching! Basically, the Great Witness Weekends center on Jesus, with lay persons from one (or more) churches going to another church to share their faith!
Those who went to Benton City had been trained to be humble faith-sharers to assist the people of Benton City get excited about faith-sharing and growing in their faith!
Great Witness Weekends are not all alike. Consider one for your church!
The next Great Witness Weekend will be April 25th thru 27th at First United Methodist church in Vancouver, British Columbia!