This summer we are talking about how to abide, connect, disciple, and send. What does it mean to abide? How do we truly find rest in Christ when our performance-driven culture tells us to do the opposite?
When God asks us to follow him with all we have, we often doubt his goodness. What if the things he’s asking us to do actually bring us more joy than the things we give up? Read one team member in Pocatello’s story on how she has seen God show her this truth as she helps plant a church.
What role does our job, current or future, play in our happiness and fulfillment? Our young professionals are asking this question now more than ever, and Christians should have a good answer for them.
We talk about creating a collegiate church-planting movement, but that only is possible with many who are living to make that happen in their daily routines. Here’s how to create some habits of movement in your own life.
Whether aggressive and toxic or passive and dismissive, masculinity is an idea that has been thoroughly misrepresented since the fall of man. What started as a holy, self-sacrificing, God-designed leadership command meant for blessing and flourishing has turned into a broken, self-serving, man-designed system of manipulation and pain.
We now see how God used our obedience even if we couldn’t see it at the time. In fact, I now see how God was at work all while I was believing lies about the work we were doing. I want to share those lies with you. I highly doubt they exist only in teams that leave to reach new campuses. Chances are these lies exist in your own heart, where you are now. And we have to address them if we are going to continue planting churches and making disciples.
Jesus called us to live on mission, to love God and love others. What better, and easier, way can we do this than to invite people into our homes and feed them? Open up your house. Open up your life. Keep it simple. Serve others. Put your guests’ needs above your own. It doesn’t have to be much. Jesus just brought Himself to the table and if we can bring Jesus to our table with our friends, both believing and non-believing, I’d say we’re doing life-on-life together pretty well.
Here’s the truth, and let it sink down to your very toes and be the foundation from which you view injustice: God’s heart is FOR the lost and brokenhearted. Over and over throughout the Bible we see his mercy and comfort towards those who are oppressed, as well as his wrath towards those who take advantage of those in a lesser position like the poor, widows, orphans, and the foreigners living among us. God is not evil. In fact, God has made a way for restoration and salvation for everyone.
Have you ever believed the lie that you have to be an ENFP to be in leadership? Or an ESTJ to get anything done? These are lies that keep you from reaching your joy in serving. Read about why the church needs all types and personalities to own their gift sets and lead.