You were made for a mission.
That was the theme today. As Christ followers we've been commissioned and sent to share the Good News with those who don't yet know Him. I took a poll and got an amazing response: everyone who knows Christ attributes that to another person introducing Him to them. Hello.
Today we included lots of graphics of those our church supports in other places to do just that, along with a couple of video greetings and one in-person greeting from them. Thanks to our missionaries for sending pics and videos.
We also had our Hukilau Surf Camp van outside loaded with surfboards and wetsuits (thanks Steve); the NC Baptist Men's Disaster Relief van stocked with tools (thanks Greg); Kathy from Pathways International - a local outreach to the hundreds of international students who come here to work each summer; and the Bensons from Honduras.
Also included were graphics from many of the local outreach things we do here.
The MP 13 Band led us in songs that reiterated our purpose of daring, caring and sharing. One new song, "The Power of Your Name" (Lincoln Brewster) followed up the teaching perfectly.
We're learning more and more of the need to not only believe the right stuff, but to demonstrate the love of Christ through practical means. It's a relatively new term to me/us, but God is growing us as we become more intentionally "missional".
After completing two worship gatherings we switched gears, had lunch (thanks Hospitality Team) and interviewed four new partners in our fellowship. There are several adults awaiting baptism, so we've got to get that in soon.
Another fantastic day! And Wednesday night we'll worship and give thanks together again with a special Thanksgiving gathering.