Every Sunday morning, Bradley J. Hales stands in front of Reformation Lutheran Church , Culpeper, Va., and waves to passing cars on Main Street—outreach with interesting results. One man, whose wife and three children left him, stopped to pray with the pastor. Passers-by often come in for worship.
When Hales came from New York to serve at Reformation in northern Virginia almost three years ago, he found a small aging congregation and asked what was the best way to reach out to the community. He decided to develop a strong older adult ministry and he started to wave to passing cars.
|In Culpeper, Va., Bradley J. Hales decided his ministry should begin with a wave. In addition to standing outside Reformation Lutheran Church waving at passers-by, he has concentrated on ministry to seniors.|
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