This is a busy time of year, the planning, groundwork and preparation for corporate Community Transformation events. I absolutely love taking the vision and breaking concepts down into pieces that work together, then are built into something tangible and purposeful that our whole church gets to be a part of in service to our community. I’m not a visionary, more of a collaborator on a team of like minded servant leaders. I’m a customer service, behind the scenes, detail oriented, production coordinator sort by nature. After the prep is done and event day comes, I love to sit back and just watch people serve and love others like Jesus. Our people often say that they were “the ones who were blessed”.
These corporate events are a catalyst from which personal ministry springs. The reaping what you sow stuff I’ve read about. Sometimes God gives me glimpses of what He is doing in and through His church and their fertile hearts. And it’s sweet, sweet fruit for the soul.
LifeSong Church is full of missionaries who do the quiet work of Christ in their daily lives. No fanfare, no spotlight, no public recognition. These are the stories nobody hears about because they live out their lives for an audience of One.
These are the ones who take time to prepare meals and take them to the sick and injured on their one day off. These are the ones who bless single moms with real and tangible items they couldn’t afford on their own. These are the ones who take groceries to the elderly and homebound every week. These are the ones with the gift of hospitality, who open up their homes to show love to the widows. These are the ones who prepare and file taxes for someone in need for free. These are the ones who invest in people for the purpose of helping them grow closer in their relationship with God. All of them are ministers, seed sowers, gospel-bearers. Missionaries right here in our own hometown …. giving themselves away, expecting nothing in return.