Our four-week InterMissioncame to a close this past Wednesday night, with a refocused vision and a renewed sense of direction for our church, and especially for our small groups. Hopefully, we will move beyond just hearing and take action to become a more “missional” church.
This past week, as we commemorated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I saw where someone had posted his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” which was written 50 years ago this spring. I remembered reading this in college, as a literary classic actually, and was struck by its power and poignancy as I read it again.
There’s a fresh wind blowing through our church fellowship these days. God is moving, and there’s an optimism, excitement and expectancy in the air. I’m excited, and I can’t wait to see what the Lord is going to do in our midst as we make ourselves available to Him.
- Pray diligently.Our church will only be as strong as our prayer lives. So…let us pray.
- Attend faithfully.Every member of this body needs every other member. So, “let us not forsake assembling ourselves together.”
- Serve selflessly.Like Jesus, we’re called to serve, more than to be served. Ask God to give you a servant’s heart, and then use it.
- Reach out compassionately. Let us never lose our passion for caring for hurting people and seeing lost people saved. They need hope. We have it. Share it.
- Walk humbly with God. Ultimately, that’s God’s will for all of us, all the time (Micah 6:8).