Daily Interrupted Challenge
Do something for a neighbor that you don’t know before Christmas.
Weird. Yes. Don’t let it scare you. Maybe bake some Christmas cookies. Start a conversation. Get to know them. Build a bridge. Win them over to you, then win them over for Jesus.
Day 49: In the city, for the city
Ahhhhh the last day of reading in our study!!!! We made it, friends!!
Today’s reading focuses on how Austin New Church built their community groups. They did not form the traditional life groups that have a purpose to serve themselves. No.
They had full intentions of reaching those around them for the Kingdom.
Did you notice several places where Jen stated that this is a SLOW process? I love how she pointed out that living in this way takes time and effort.
Seeing that their church makeup is 50% new believers…WOW! Can most churches say that today?
Something must be working.
After seeing the examples in this book, I don’t want to go back to my regular comfortable way of living and thinking. There is so much that I can change in order to create a culture of serving for my family.
I want my kids to grow up with this ingrained into who they are and for them to feel living “on mission” is absolutely normal.
That is something I have the power to change, starting now.
I don’t have to wait on others around me to catch the vision. I don’t have to wait on people at my church to get on board. I can make little changes in my daily choices and priorities to live intentionally and on purpose.
This book has challenged me in ways I never expected and has caused my thinking and perspective to grow.
I pray that it has somehow had an impact on you as well.
Thank you for reading and studying with us. If you are behind or need to ever go back, these study notes will be here on the Internet forever.
Tomorrow I will send a study recap and a very short survey to get your thoughts on a few items, including another study I am planning to lead starting in February.
Thank you, friends!
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