Our mission is to: “Love and Lead real people into the meaningful life Christ intends!”
We each get to own this mission personally! So, what do we do together as a church to help the mission get accomplished?
Our Strategy answers the “How” question!
Or as we say on the website, “We accomplish our mission with a five point strategy! At Point of Grace we each commit to engage in weekly Worship, experience the Alpha Course, Grow in a group, Serve on a team and Bring others who need to discover the meaningful life Christ intends!
All of us doing all of this all the time!
What about “Serve”?
How does this help to accomplish our mission?
When we Serve (on a team) in Jesus name,
- We get to be transformed by Jesus and
- We get significance from Jesus!
These are two critical dimensions of the “meaningful life”!
Philippians 23 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Notice the role of humility!
Luke 10 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or in-deed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
John 1 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” 39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
He trusts us to Bring!
We trust Him to Jesus!
WEEKLY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Monday: Luke 10:38-42
Tuesday: Luke 10:25-37
Wednesday: Philippians 2:1-4
Thursday: Philippians 2:5-11
Friday: 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Saturday: Psalm 1