Our Crossroads Core Community (C3) meeting Tuesday night was definitely one of “those” gatherings. It’s one of those times when you say, “I sure wish you would have been here, because you missed out on an amazing time with the Lord and His people.”
Now the real fun begins. Tuesday night we turned the page, moving into the Next Chapter in the life of Crossroads. As month after month rolls by, we will all have numerous opportunities to be a part of “amazing times with the Lord and His people.” Make certain not to miss them!
Since Tuesday night, I’ve received such uplifting and affirming comments from so many different people of all ages. What I probably hear most is how excited people are that God has truly put everything in place for us to be a multigenerational church in every respect. God has not led us to center on one demographic to the exclusion of others. Instead, He has given us really fresh ways to reach them all. It seems to me that that is what the church was designed to be from the beginning!
I have no idea where each of you is involved right now, but I do know this: God has a special spot for each and every one of you. Begin with the Five-Hour Foundation as a basic part of your life. Then, see what God wants to develop out of that.
When I think about it, that’s how I grew in my own understanding of ministry. When I first came to the Lord, I did everything and anything I could from folding bulletins to visiting people in their homes to pray for them. Apparently, they didn’t mind that I was only 17 years old. They must have figured God could answer my prayer just as well as anybody else’s. No matter whether it was in a prayer group on Friday nights, or talking with a classmate about the Lord, or working side by side with a retired guy while we poured a concrete walk, God used all those things to build my life in Him. I passed “five hours” in my first two weeks!
What can God do in your life in the days ahead if you step out and trust Him more deeply than you ever have before? What might He be stirring in your heart right now? If ever you wanted to jump into your life in the Lord, now would be the time. God is doing an incredible, new thing. Join us in the days ahead!