The phrase â€œgather for worship, scatter for missionâ€ describes what the Yeakley United Methodist Church does so very well. They are an outward focused congregation. Their latest outreach ministry is with the homeless of Springfield which they call their â€œbrown bag ministry.â€ Your MissionCast crew walked along with them in downtown Springfield to bring you this MissionCast. Because of their outward focus the congregation has grown from an average attendance of around 19 two years ago to an average attendance of 39 so far this year. Pastor David Schoolcraft attributes the growth in attendance to the commitment and excitement brought on by engaging in ministry beyond the walls of their open air country church. For information and tips about starting a brown bag outreach ministry from your congregation call Cassie Downs at 417-766-7613.
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