Sep 14, 2021
Leadership as service begins with modeling your life after Jesus. This week, Lizzy Ortiz, Pastor of St. Mark’s UMC and Iglesia Hispana, offers encouragement for unity in the body of Christ.
Lizzy’s leadership is modeled after Jesus. She serves first and through that service, she is a leader. As you listen to Episode 195, you’ll hear how relationships set the foundation for leadership.
Often, we focus on relationships with others. Of course relationships with people within and beyond the church are important. But, Lizzy reminds us that our relationship with Jesus guides the way toward building relationships with others.
Sharing Our Stories
She encourages us to share our
individual stories with others because our unique stories help us
to experience Jesus in one another. And, our stories intersect with
the life of Jesus at important places.
Finally, Lizzy reminds us when we’re unable to understand the experiences of others, all we need to do is focus on Jesus.
Barriers to Unity
Lizzy offers a poignant reminder
that our biggest barrier to unity is being unwilling to meet and
get to know other people. She shares stories of how she’s addressed
small aspects of their community life to bridge the gap between two
worshipping congregations who have different first
Need some encouragement? Lizzy’s spirit of encouragement overflows in this episode. Her genuine, authentic love for Jesus and the people she leads will encourage you to serve others, build relationships, and ask yourself if you’re willing to meet and get to know other people.
Write it down/Talk it Out
St. Mark’s UMC and Iglesia Hispana
5200 Sullivant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43228
Worship: Sundays at 10:00 a.m. (English) & 12:30 p.m (Spanish)