Wednesday, August 22, 2007

To The Ends Of The Earth

Missions is something that many people discuss and often disagree about. When debating how it should be done, my advice is simple…“just do it"! I am prone to action so sometimes I get a little impatient with some folks but the truth is WE all can be on mission in our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth - just by being who God designed us to be...imperfections and all!

If you are a follower of Jesus and commit to being his disciple then part of that calling is to be a missionary. Now, being a missionary does not necessarily mean traveling to Zimbabwe however, I highly encourage going overseas sometime in your life. What it does mean is realizing the opportunity to share Jesus wherever you are - home, family, friends, work, school - WHEREVER God places you today, be His witness.

Will you accept the invitation to share what Jesus has done in your life? Really, that is what evangelism is...simply sharing about your experience and only you know your story. Once you've accepted and are willing to take your story "on the road" then you've taken the step to be on mission.

God bless you on your journey!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Life Mission * My Community * Going Global

Clovis Hills invites you to look at ways where God can use you to share His love. Discover how an ordinary person like you can be used by an extraordinary God to make a difference wherever you go. We believe God’s greatest moments for you are never for you alone… they are meant to be shared.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Clovis Hills is a part of a global plan to care for people who face the difficulties of spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease and crippling illiteracy. We do this in conjunction with local churches worldwide.

" ... and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

It is the vision of the Missions team at Clovis Hills to help people take the "next step" in sharing Jesus with those that don't know him, have never accepted him or are on this life journey striving to be a faithful disciple of Jesus. In future blogs I will elaborate further on the next steps but for now an overall view to consider:

  • My Life Mission - recognizing the need to be on mission and part of a growth group.
  • My Community - serving on mission in our local community with my growth group.
  • Going Global - going on an international mission with my growth group.

So, where are you in this plan? Ask God to direct you and trust him to provide all you need to be obedient to his calling.