We engage in conversations everyday with friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and even strangers. Many times in those everyday conversations people share with you problems or challenges they are facing, and it can be difficult or even flat out awkward trying to engage someone with the Gospel in those times. What would happen if we could infuse the Gospel Message (the good news of Jesus Christ) into some of these conversations in a more natural way? We want to help equip you with the tools and knowledge to easily and gracefully turn those conversations toward the wonderful work, love, and grace of Jesus.
Our Pastor shared earlier this year we would love to see our church engage in at least 2,150 Gospel conversations in 2018. In order to see that happen, each of us must realize we have a part to play and a responsibility to share. To help you in this, we are going to offer some training through our Sunday morning Bible Study hour over the course of two weeks. On May 13 and May 20, David Taylor, our Missions Pastor, and I will walk some of our adult classes through an easy and very practical conversation guide called Three Circles. Instead of going to your classrooms, we will meet in the gym for an hour training. This will be a time of fellowship, fun, and interactive learning. If you would like to attend one of these sessions and don’t attend a Sunday School class, please pick a date and join us!
I believe God can and will do something way bigger than we could ever think or imagine when we live sent! To live sent is to engage the world with the gospel, which means we begin to see our everyday world as the mission field God has called us to. This is true whether we are across the globe, planting a church, or having a gospel conversation with our neighbors. Can you imagine how powerful it could be if while you were sitting at your kids soccer game talking with your friend about life and the conversation opened up to share about the love, grace, and forgiveness of Jesus? It could turn Columbia upside down!
Please plan to join David and I on either May 13 or May 20 (see schedule below for your class time) for this simple but powerful time of training so we are better equipped to engage our city with the Gospel of Christ. Let’s get ready to live sent!
May 13: 9:00AM – Classes by Director
Karen Edwards/Beverly Welch
May 13: 10:30AM – Classes by Director
Julie Starnes/Lynne Baker
Barbara Toole/Carol Waite
May 20: 9:00AM – Classes by Director
Reid & Magan Clark
John Johnston/Todd Carroll
Greg & Elizabeth Muth
Jon & Luanne Ozmint
May 20: 10:30AM – Classes by Director