Apr 6, 2010

Reaching Out Beyond Oursleves

Over the last few months God has really been working mine and Amy's hearts about reaching out into our community. Last Fall we became part of a month of community service called Beyond the Walls that our church had put together. It really sparked something in both of us and all of this came to a head a few weeks ago.

It seems like I've had my head down truding along to find a youth ministry position somewhere and the whole time I've ignored the ministry opportunity right here where I am. We met with our Pastor about starting up an Outreach ministry at Crosspointe to reach the Ada, OK community. We've got a whole list of ideas that we've put together and we are going to meet with Pastor Shawn again on Thursday to lay some events on the calendar for the next few months.

Amy and I are really excited about this new ministry opportunity and feel that God is bringing our church to a point where we are the salt and light of our community. This isn't just an isolated incident either. This is a movement...a revolution.

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And here's some music lyrics to get you thinking:

The Power of Your Name
Artist: Lincoln Brewster
Album: Today is the Day.

Surely children weren't made for the streets
And fathers were not made to leave
Surely this isn't how it should be
Let Your Kingdom come

Surely nations were not made for war
Or the broken meant to be ignored
Surely this just can't be what You saw
Let Your Kingdom come
Here in my heart

I will live
To carry Your compassion
To love a world that's broken
To be Your hands and feet
I will give
With the life that I've been given
And go beyond religion
To see the world be changed
By the power of Your name

Surely life wasn't made to regret
And the lost were not made to forget
Surely faith without action is dead
Let Your Kingdom come
Lord break this heart

Your name
Is a shelter for the hurting
Jesus Your name
Is a refuge for the weak
Only Your name
Can redeem the undeserving
Jesus Your name
Holds everything I need

Lincoln Brewster and Mia Fieldes © 2008 Integrity's Praise! Music/BMI and Mia Fieldes/Hillsong Publishing (adm in the U.S. and Canada by Integrity's Hosanna! Music)/ASCAP

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