MISSIONS EXISTS BECAUSE WORSHIP DOESN'T
Perspectives Coordinator Workshop at The Journey Outpost
Over the weekend we had the privilege of hosting a Perspectives Coordinator Workshop. God is raising up leaders who have a passion for the Great Commission.
At some point for each of us, we began to look at the world from God's point of view and not our own. We began to consider the work of God throughout history and how we might be used for His purpose. This included an awareness of the enormous complexity of culture and strategic opportunity. Through Perspectives we were invited to join a movement.
What is Perspectives?
Perspectives is a view of God himself who is actively pursuing the fulfillment of His promise and how each believer might co-labor with Christ in His timeless and global purpose.
It grows vision. Students undergo a paradigm shift from self-centered or world-centered focus to a God-centered focus. The course clarifies God's desire to be known and glorified by all nations, tongues, tribes and peoples of the world. It is a redemption story whose end is nothing less than the restoration of a relationship with God and all the peoples of the World.
It gives purpose. This course is about being a part of God's timeless purpose and global promise. Our lives belong to God. Living for kingdom purpose redirects our life. This is the same vision which empowered Christ to live His life with joy, hope and passion.
It gives hope. This is not our purpose but His. He started it and He will complete it. We have the joy of getting to be a part of it. We are told in Revelation that there will be people from every tribe, tongue and nation worshiping the the Lamb. What we see in eternity happens first in history and we are invited to witness and partake of this great promise. This is not a hope that is unsure, it is a certainty and that assurance along with His presence gives us the ability to endure.
It unifies the body of Christ. It gives people clear definitions for common but often misunderstood terms. It gives us common purpose and prepares us to work together as a body with other churches and organizations to see Jesus glorified among all the peoples of the earth.
You were made for more!
Next Tulsa class will be in Spring 2019. To find a class nearest you visit www.perspectives.org.
Veronica is our guest relations director. Born and raised in New Mexico (so you know she loves green chile!). She enjoys cooking, laughing, and spending time with her husband, Gabriel, and four daughters (yes, four!), who all serve alongside her in the church.
SHOUT OUT to Ollisha Warren and her family! Her son and her 2 nephews got to enjoy the sleep over. Her entire family joined us for games and pizza. It is such a blessing for us, TJ and myself to be able to get to know these kids better and love on them.
THE JOURNEY leadership believes that God’s Love Includes. Leadership is calling the church to pray for six weeks, until August 1, 2018, about how our church lives out this focus, God’s love includes, and our beliefs in practice. We welcome your comments below the blog post.
Last fall The Journey prayed for 30 days for inter-generational friendships to grow. Ashley Taylor came with an idea for Journey Cafe, and tonight was a breakthrough with 111 attending food truck night and this photo of Shepherd John and Sophia Romero shows what we prayed for.
You are encouraged to come and say, “God loves you” to our neighbors at The Journey Outpost Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at The Journey Cafe “Food Truck Night,” 5-8 pm.