Text: Philippians 2:12-18
Talking about the importance of church conference during worship feels a little bit like Ira Glass talking about the importance of public radio during an NPR fund drive. Rather than try and go directly for the hard ask, Ira Glass takes the more subtle approach of reminding listeners how much they benefit from NPR, whether they give or not. NPR is a part of your life, he says. You like it so much you even listen to it during fund drives. It’s supported by listeners just like you, and even if you don’t give, it will continue giving you the programming you’ve come to depend on.
It could be an annoying tactic if Ira Glass wasn’t so disarmingly charming. So, maybe that’s what finally nudges you over the edge to donate to public radio, or maybe you just smile at the clever, pure-hearted marketing attempt and keep driving.
Our main goal today isn’t to get people to give to conference, although Central District will always accept your money and would put it right to good use. Our conference has encouraged its congregations to have a CDC Sunday to highlight how we do church together...