It’s in our very name!

a congregation of the ELCA.
evangelion - the Greek word in the New Testament, meaning to evangelize; proclaim the Gospel. It is mission, our common ministry, our baptismal vocation. We share the love and grace of Jesus Christ through service, worship, and fellowship. This is our mission. Praying, asking questions of our neighbors, seeking as we listen to their answers, with the idea that we might learn something. We seek to lead others to a relationship with Christ (or a deeper one). Maybe we will even be called by the Spirit to “tweak” or even change our church climate!
In a practical way, our Evangelism Ministry is intentional about making a good first impression. Hospitality is what we do best! We want our guests and new members to feel welcome, ready to “plug into” the various ministry possibilities we have at Joy.
We extend the Savior’s invitation to all whom we meet. Please join us at our monthly ministry meeting when we explore where God might be sending us.
JOY Lutheran Church
Ocala, Florida

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