WHAT'S OUR MISSION?

What if our mission WAS re:entry?

  • Developing DNA groups
  • Developing Gospel centric employers
  • Developing supportive housing maintenance crews
  • Recruiting healthy Gospel centric disciples into the mission
  • etc.

or... 

What if our mission was the neighborhood of each re:entry housing unit?

  • Proclaiming the kingdom throughout the neighborhood
  • Developing relationships
  • Presenting the Gospel through eating, re-creating, celebrating in the neighborhood
  • etc.

No matter what, working through week 8: day 4, it's abundantly clear, in order to move forward, our Missional Community needs a defined mission.

Since week 8: day 4's focus is being informed by being baptized in the name of the Son, "Gospel Identity - Servant," we (the VanDyke family) decided to turn back to week 4, pages 92-113 for review.

We found this paragraph on page 93 informative:


"Look around you. Consider were God has placed you and other with you. Does it look like Jesus' kingdom? Are the hungry fed, the naked clothed, the broken brought to health, the disconnected included in families, and the captives set free to fully live? If we are servants of Jesus, we are in the place where he has put us in order to serve others as He served us. He wants people to experience what life can be like in His kingdom through his body. As His body, we give tangible expression to what Jesus is like. He wants people to taste and see, through our actions of love, that He is very good and His kingdom is amazing, so that, after experiencing it, they will want to be with Him forever in His kingdom."

Please comment with what the Spirit is leading you to say:

Week 5: Day 1

 

"We are missionaries: baptized into the name of the Holy Spirit"


How are you displaying the good news of the kingdom?

The same Spirit that empowered Jesus also empowers you today. Think about that for a minute, that means that we have the same power to proclaim the good news of Jesus as Jesus did. That's powerful.

Does that excite you to always be on mission in whatever you are doing? How so?

Week 4: Day 1

Where is your identity?


We are a image of God to this earth, God wanted to fill the earth with his image. So that all of creation would show what he is like. That's saturation.

Are you mirroring God's image so he can saturate this world?

So then, we ought to rule on God's behalf like he would rule. But something happened in God's perfect image of Him. The Evil One tricked Adam and Eve into submitting to him as the ruler instead of God.

Who are you submitting to?

So Jesus came as the new human King. He came to set the captives free and bring a new kingdom where everything would be restored to it's original state. Jesus is the new King, but his posture is that of a servant. In that example of our King,

How are we serving like Christ served us?

 

Week 3: Day 1

A new identity!!

"God declares us to be something, then God does something so that we can become a new creation.."...So powerful!


Baptismal identity

"whatever God does to us, He also intends to do through us." "Family...servants...missionaries..." 


What moved you, spoke to you, encouraged you, or convicted you in these videos?

Share your thoughts below! Let God speak through you what He has spoken to you!

Week 2: Day 5

DO

Lets do day 5 together. Write some of your examples from pages 59-61 below in the comments:


Life on Life

AREA OF GROWTH

NAME AND SETTING

REFLECTION OF DISCIPLESHIP

Giving loving rebuke. Lanna: walking with Micah. "Better is open rebuke than hidden love."

 

Disciple Making in Community

HOW THEY'VE BLESSED ME

COMMUNITY MEMBER

Jasmine. Blessed us with courage, boldness and insight, inspired eagerness through participation and willingness to share her story this next Tuesday.

 

Disciple Making on Mission

PEOPLE WHO COULD JOIN ME AND HOW

THINGS I REGULARY DO

Pray at Loft on Thursdays at 11 followed with lunch and adjustments. Mark? Kurt? Josh? Jen, for sure. Alanna? We could all pray for each other and our mission.

Week 2: Day 1

"By the power of God, the life of a christian is a life of learning from Jesus..."



"Just as Jesus had called them to follow him, be changed by him, and obey him, he sent them out to call others to follow him as well."

 

Week 2: Day 1 question to consider:

Which discipleship environment are you least comfortable with?

  • Life on life?
  • Life in community?
  • Life on mission?

Why?