Ten years ago, the leadership of First Lutheran decided to adopt a mission question vs. a mission statement. After reading the book, "What Great Leaders Do" by Lance Secretan, the mission question, "Does Love Live Here?" was embraced as the question we would wrestle with and continue to wrestle with it to this day. While a mission statement may draw us to a particular way of being, the question has enabled us to a way of being that is in constant motion depending on our experience and our context. This has been both messy and glorious as we have walked alongside our neighbors.
We have been transformed by each other and have discovered that the gifts around us are many. What began as free breakfast for 300 over the course of three years, has become a Wellness Center with lots of partners, partner organizations, and volunteers and guests mingled together in a weekly community that loves each other.
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