we are living life as ‘sent ones’ from Lake Community Church, in Alexandria MN, our home church of 14+ years. This is our first week of our journey into the life of apostolic ministry, regionally networking and planting the gospel in Stearns County and central Minnesota. Last Sunday, we were commissioned by LCC elders and this week begins my (Jeff) part time math teaching job at Sauk Centre High School in Sauk Centre, MN as well as our time to begin ministry with Harvest Community Church. HCC will be our new church base which is closer to our goal of the St Cloud metro, the largest unreached city in MN which we hope to bring the gospel to.
As we glance through the Acts of the apostles, or what I like to refer as Acts of the Holy Spirit, carried out by the apostles, we see some patterns. These ministry teams, of Paul and others, usually are 1) bringing the gospel into their daily relationships, challenging people with the claims and identity of Jesus, 2) helping new believers become strong followers of Jesus, and 3) raising up servant leaders who will both care for these believers and keep them pursuing the mission of Jesus in their communities. Will you please pray that we would enter this apostolic calling, and lean on the foundation that Jesus and His Apostles laid out for us in Ephesians 2:20?
GOALS FOR THS FALL
1) Great meetings and personal visits to explain the gospel and God’s Word to those that need hope in Christ.
2) Great gatherings to bring new believers together and do worship, community, and mission in our cities.
3) Great relationships with other servant leaders who want to provide Antioch classes and training ops.
As soon as our fall schedule is set a little more, and the school year is in operation, we will be posting more details as to our family plans in life and ministry. We are still hoping to sell our home in Alexandria soon so we can move into Sauk Centre or a community close by.
Pray that this ‘apostolic’ life that the Lord has called us into, would be balanced and nourishing for our marriage and family. We want to minister the gospel through a healthy life and family.
For a Eph 2:20 foundation,