Are we feeling the flow? Imagine with me a large flowing river that is fueled by the momentum of millions of gallons of water, but is missing the river banks needed to guide its direction. In some places the water would carve its own trail and flow together in a mostly uniform direction. In other places, however, the water would go its own way and eventually form puddles and ponds along the way.
I share this visual with you because I believe that many church families are missing out on the flow and are becoming “puddles and ponds” along the way. The flow and the momentum come from the Spirit of God and being on mission with the Spirit of God. As His church, God has given us all the vision, power, and motivation that we need. The “river” of God’s worldwide mission is ongoing and is set before us, ready for us to jump in. I believe our church family is jumping into the flow, and in this new article series, we will discuss the values that form the “river banks” that keep us moving in the flow, in God’s missional direction.
I shared this opening thought about values with you last week: What if we valued passion over perfection, courage over comfort, people over programs, growth over going through the motions, outward focus over ourselves, excellence over excuses, and mission over money? Consider how those types of values would guide our flow and help us stay focused on what matters most to God. I will share more on our key gospel values starting next week. Have a wonderful week in the flow of God’s mission!