Ministry Plan Overview
In Matthew 5, Jesus shares some powerful words in what is known as the Sermon on the Mount. After seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, sat down, and began teaching the disciples. In this moment up on that mountain, Jesus gave such a clear charge towards a very practical commission. Those who were following Him were to embrace the same love and truth that Jesus was displaying. They were to be an example for all to see. But, more importantly, they were to reflect a greater light - the light of Christ. Now, it is our chance to shine. We must let the light of Christ shine in us individually, through our church, in our community, and around our world. See how we plan to do just that in 2017!
In our lobby, we have created a container that will serve as a constant reminder of our need to share the Gospel with those around us. We're asking that every time you are able to have a Gospel conversation, you drop a ping pong ball into the wall. We know that it is only God who can save, but it is our responsibility as believers to share the same Good News that saved us! We hope you'll use this as an encouragement to share the Gospel in your workplace, with your family, and around the world.
Throughout our SHINE series, we were constantly reminded of the ultimate purpose of Jesus' words in Matthew 5: to be salt and light to others, and to share the good news of Jesus around us so that they may come to faith in Christ. It's our prayer that through these efforts, we will see God heal brokenness, bring light to dark places, and bring salvation to those who are lost.
The beautiful thing about the Gospel is that it brings change - it restores relationships, it heals addictions, and it gives all-satisfying joy in Jesus. These changes are exciting evidences of God's grace in our lives, and we want to hear about them! We are not in this alone, and sharing these stories is a fantastic way to encourage others in our church family. We want to know what Jesus has done in your life and the lives of others. These stories can be ordinary or extraordinary, and can reflect struggles, victories, salvation experiences, relational restoration, or anything else you might encounter while living as salt and light in Knoxville and around the world.