03 Oct What I’m Loving Most Right Now
As we approach the halfway point of our You Have a Part to Play campaign, I wanted to catch you up to speed on where we’ve been, what’s coming next, how you can get involved, and what I am loving most about what we are doing right now!
Ready? Here we go:
1. Where we’ve been:
You Have a Part to Play is all about taking a look at some of the larger conversation points our culture is having right now, and seeing how we, as followers of Christ, can be difference makers. So far we have looked at Fame Culture, and how really only Jesus can give the human soul the significance it longs for; we’ve looked at Homelessness, and how God calls us as His people to do mishpat, or active justice, for those in need (and seen how we really are trying to do that at Mosaic); and we’ve looked at Creation Care, and seen how repairing the world really is part of the mission of God).
2. What’s coming next:
This week we are taking on the topic of Politics, (we are going, as it’s said, where only angels dare to go!) are excited to have in someone who really is a difference maker in that world. Stephen Mansfield is a prolific author and world class communicator who has written extensively on the faith claims of both current and former presidents, including The Faith of George W. Bush and The Faith of Barack Obama. He has written biographies of many important historical figures, including Winston Churchill and Booker T. Washington, and ministers at men’s conferences and events across the country. He is also part of our Every Nation family, and are really excited he will able to be with us and point to how Christians from every political stripe can make a difference in our current political climate.
3. How you can get involved:
Hundreds and hundreds of us have signed up for our You Have a Part to Play Text Journey–and you can too, if you haven’t already. The Text Journey is a 5 to 10 min daily devotional (Monday-Friday) that is sent to your phone each morning, and connects to both the topic and the worship from the previous Sunday. You can opt in by texting PRAY to 855-931-1450. We’re only about halfway done, so there’s plenty of time to get going and stay connected and encouraged.
4. What I am loving most right now:
(I am totally going to cheat and say it’s a tie between two things!)
What I am loving most is all the encouraging stories you have shared with me about the friend(s) you have invited to be part of one of our Sunday gatherings, and how much they have been impacted by experiencing being a part of a community that really is trying to follow Jesus and live out what it looks like to love God and neighbor. Thank you for extending yourself and believing God for something great in your friend or family member’s life.
And, what I am (also) loving most of all is hearing about all the really cool ideas that our community groups have been cooking up to respond in a unique way to one of the 6 issues. Thank you especially to all of our community group leaders who are pressing in and calling us to action and to be difference makers! I can’t wait to see and hear how they all turn out.
See you this Sunday!