“Jesus is up to something.” This is a phrase that can be heard around our NewLife community and it shouldn’t surprise us. As a body of believers, we’ve been trying to follow Jesus more intentionally, even during a pandemic, and Jesus has been showing up faithfully.
From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, He invited disciples to follow Him and then led them into the lives of real people who received His grace and promises in tangible ways.
Jesus is doing the same with us. He invites us to follow Him, marks us with His name in baptism, and leads us into the lives of real people. And those people have names, stories, joys, heartaches, etc. He loves them and invites you to follow Him into their stories.
Throughout our Joining Jesus on His Mission partnership, we’ll learn practical ways that will help us recognize and respond to what Jesus is already doing around us. We’ll see that joining Jesus on His mission is much easier than we think.
NewLife has partnered with the author of Joining Jesus on His Mission, Rev. Greg Finke, and his wife, Susan and their ministry, Dwelling 114.
In September, 2021 and again in February, 2022, Greg and Susan visited NewLife to share churchwide learning opportunities. They helped us take a deeper dive into the concepts of “Joining Jesus”, learn how we can Connect the Dots within our own church family, and plan to launch Missional Communities in our local communities.
To learn more about Greg & Susan’s ministry, visit www.dwelling114.org
Over the past several months, the people at NewLife have been encouraged to notice the places they live, work, and play a little differently. This may have led to simply introducing oneself to a new neighbor or throwing a block party in their subdivision.
However big or small, Jesus is always at work…and we’d like to hear how it’s going! To tell us more about your experiences, lessons learned, or how these new concepts are going in your life, click on the button below.