Disciples entered her tenth year in fall 2019 and we sensed a clear and clarion call from God to continue to press into our little part of God’s big plans in this critical time in the history of our city and world. We continue to nudge toward Christlikeness in Kingdom family. This is a prophetic, aspirational statement of who we are and who we are becoming.
“The main thing that you bring the church is the person that you become, and that’s what everybody will see; that’s what will get reproduced; that’s what people will believe. Arrange your life so that you are experiencing deep contentment, joy and confidence in your everyday life with God.”
― Dallas Willard, Living in Christ’s Presence: Final Words on Heaven and the Kingdom of God
What God is stirring might end up “looking” very similar to other seasons of emphasis for Disciples, but subterranean it is a continued evolution in our journey away from “doing great things FOR God,” and now “Doing great things WITH God.” We are seeking to put the creative, apostolic, entrepreneurial Kingdom-mission back in the hands of God’s people and we as the leadership seek to support that within the four atmospheres we have discerned that God has been working in us and continues to do so. There is something changing in the world, many things in fact, and we see it as our privilege to respond to a changing world with a timeless way of living, the way of Jesus.
25 But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 26 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. 28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Matthew 20:25-28 (NLT)
Four “Pursuits” Unique to Our Disciple Making