In 2010, Woodside Presbyterian Church in Yardley began a movement that engages all ages in projects that bless local communities. Since then, in one single day, those who participate in “The Church Has Left the Building,” stock pantries, deliver books to inner-city-school libraries, clean up the environment, lead worship for people in recovery, make meals for the home-bound, build shelters for the homeless, sew dresses for Haiti, and so much more. Woodside Pastor Doug Hoagland says, “The church is a sleeping giant. On this day you literally see it wake up and get to work!” In the evening Christians from different denominations gather together for worship in various places. It truly is a taste of heaven.
The day is really the culmination of several weeks of prayer, Bible reading, sermons, and small-group Bible studies. As we read about Jesus and the apostles loving the lost and healing the hurting, momentum builds toward the day when we go out and follow in his steps
In one day countless Christians of all ages leave their buildings and bless their communities through numerous mission projects. It’s simple. It works. It’s truly free.
This year our theme is LAUNCH based on the Gospel of Matthew and the Sermon on the Mount. Your people will read, study, and hear sermons from Matthew that prepare them to go out and live like Jesus. You choose the day and the way you want to serve.
The key is building momentum over the six weeks leading up to the Sunday when you serve. To do this we give you Logos, Bible study materials, Sermons, Devotional guides, Worship suggestions, Mission ideas, and brief training videos for your leaders. They are available for you to download, customize and use. There is no charge. Just click here for resources.
Spring is the best time to start planning. If you have questions – please contact Rev. Doug Hoglund: [email protected]