- What We Do
In Luke 10, Jesus sends out "the seventy" and tells them to share peace. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and political divisions and disagreements, the world needs the peace of Christ. So, what does it look like to share peace with the people in our own neighborhoods, where Jesus is sending us? Here are 12 practical ways you can do just that.
I have discovered that in the ordinary, everyday moments, great acts of mission happen. A cup of coffee with a neighbor, a text or phone call with encouragement, or just being present have paved the way for conversations of faith.
Over the past few years, as I’ve worked with congregations in the Great Lakes region to help them develop a missional imagination to love their neighbors, I’ve had requests for resources that will help them speak the good news of the gospel. How do we share the gospel story? How do we tell people about Jesus Christ?
Recently Pastor Tim Keller said that post-Covid, every church will need to think like a church plant. If you’re in an established church, do you wonder what he meant by that statement? I asked two of the church planters in our Great Lakes region to share with us what it means to them.
Jon Huizenga, pastor at Rise Up Church in Cedar Springs, Michigan
When I think of Tim Keller's statement that post-Covid every church will need to think like a church plant, four things come to mind:
As we approach the one-year mark of when our lives were turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, we could all name many things we’ve lost over the past year. Even in our congregational life, that list is long and worthy of lament.