At one point we really don’t even need to say it, because it’s what every church should be doing, and we already know it, but at another point we need to keep being reminded that that is what we are on about. It’s all too easy to get side-tracked.
We’re on about introducing Jesus, not running an organisation. We want to focus on changing lives, not making people comfortable. Focus loses its clarity, doesn’t it? Vision leaks!
It really doesn’t get any simpler than “Introducing Jesus; Changing Lives.” If you need a reminder on the whole vision check out http://www.menaianglican.org/information/vision/ on our website.
“Introducing Jesus” puts it well because it’s about a friendship, not a philosophy or a set of values. We want people to find the peace,forgiveness, love,challenge and adventure that comes with walking through life with Jesus. We don’t want to win them to our cause, or adopt a philosophy. It’s about a person.
And changing lives? Walking with Jesus is all about change. It’s bringing people out of the darkness. It’s bringing lost people home to God. It’s helping people grow more to be the way He made us to be. It’s all about starting again. It’s about growing a big heart and a wise mind. It’sa bout broken people being put back together.
It’s not necessarily about becoming a TV evangelist or knocking on people’s doors. It’s about doing all we can do to make introductions and help people make the next step. We can all do that. It’s often all about being a link in the chain, even one small link.
So what are YOU PERSONALLY doing to introduce Jesus and help Him change lives? Or how have you been helped to know Jesus or had your life changed. Let us know. Add your comments here and tell us your stories. It’d be a great encouragement. I look forward to reading your comments.