God is on mission. And to accomplish that mission he formed a church. Part of that church is Capital Christian Fellowship. And part of CCF is you. Therefore you are on mission with God.
God's mission is to redeem the whole world from its rebellious and sin cursed ways. Redeem it and reconcile it into relationship with God himself, our Creator. Therefore, what is your piece in the puzzle? That if not done, leaves a hole in the whole of the reconciling mission of God?
Jesus commissions his disciples in Acts 1:8 to go with the power of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Local and global in reach. Not a priority order, not a finish one and then go to the next. Rather a way of remembering God so loved the whole world that he sent his Son named Jesus as his reconciliation action. Are we fulfilling our part on God's mission locally and globally? That is our declared intent. One of our 5 priorities: "Engage in glocal mission."
So locally we witness the fruit of many prayers, many words, many loving actions, and the gracious transformation of the Holy Spirit when we baptize persons. Last month we baptized persons in our Sunday worship, baptized more in Chris and Cory Hanes pool, and this Sunday we plan to baptize still others. These persons became part of our CCF body through Basketball ministry, DC Park visits, Safe Haven hosting, REAL Teens, and simply following the leading of the Holy Spirit to come and connect into this CCF part of the body of Christ on mission with God.
Globally we are sending and investing as well in cooperation with this mission of God. Pam & Joe Kaye and June and I at different points went to Cape Town, South Africa in supportive visits with Noah & Tricia Kaye with Davis and Lily who are our primary long term mission commitment. I also was in East Asia in early January teaching in a mission training school that is part of a church network not recognized by the government.
Now we have Christine Anchan in Kenya, Michelle Yoder in Peru and a team of 12 going to teach English in South East Asia for several weeks! Please mark your calendars for a special Sunday, August 10, when we will have stories from many of these recent mission ventures to share!
But wait! There is more. A team is forming to join the International Missions Association (IMA) annual mission catalyst meeting in La Ceiba, Honduras September 22 - 30. This team is in two tracks. Track one is the annual IMA meeting and the opportunity to meet and interact with Anabaptist global mission leaders from all over the world. Opportunity will also be present for several visit and serving opportunities in an orphanage or other church location. Track two will give priority attention to the orphanage with connections into the missions conference. Remember the orphanage is in a Spanish language environment.
We will close off the list of participating persons soon.
Please email me right now if you are interested in being considered for this trip: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please tell me what is stirring your interest in this trip and how you believe you will contribute and receive by joining with God's global mission in this way!
Posted on Tue, July 15, 2014
by Glenn Kauffman