Salty Service

Salty Service refers to the projects, efforts, and work people do to make a positive difference in the lives of others for the purposes of Christ, whether or not they will ever become part of the community of faith.

Risk-taking pushes us out of our comfort zone, stretching us beyond service to people we already know, exposing us to people, situations, and needs that we would never ordinarily encounter apart from our deliberate intention to serve Christ.

Salty Service involves the efforts to alleviate suffering and injustice to improve the conditions of others in the name of Christ.

—Bishop Robert Schnase on Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: Passionate Worship 2008

In all that we do as the congregation of Tuskawilla United Methodist Church we seek to incarnate our mission to be a place where all people Belong, Grow, and Serve. In keeping with our Wesleyan heritage, Tuskawilla UMC has a rich legacy of service. Our legacy of service is balanced and proportional; as we serve and provide for our church family we serve and provide for our sisters and brothers that are beyond our church family in our surrounding community, state, and around the world.

In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount our Lord calls us to be the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13). As the salt of the earth we are called to flavor, enrich, preserve, and sustain the work that God started, Jesus continued, and that the Holy Spirit inspires in us.

In a journal entry from 1739 John Wesley penned, I look on all the world as my parish; thus far I mean, that in whatever part of it I am, I judge it meet, right, and my bounden duty, to declare unto all that are willing to hear, the glad tidings of salvation. Below is a snapshot of how the Tuskawilla UMC Family is serving the world as our parish:

At Tuskawilla UMC we welcome receiving new ideas to explore more ways to be the salt of the earth in our church and in our community. We look forward to engaging in service with you.


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Passionate Worship

Radical Hospitality

Intentional Discipling

Salty Service

Extravagant Generosity

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