Caregiver Night Out Recap and CG Questions
This past Saturday night, C&C hosted a Caregiver's Night Out for Foster & Adoptive Parents to give them a night of free childcare. We're so excited to let you know that this night was a great success!
Most of the families that joined were not apart of Cross & Crown and we're so grateful that we were able to show the love and care of Jesus to these families! Thank you so much for your prayer and contribution!
Here are a few pictures and numbers recapping the night:
- around 30 children attended
- 19 families brought their children
- over 45 volunteers who helped with childcare, planning, and security
CG Questions: 5 Doctrinal Distinctives
Week 5: Mission
This week in your prayer time, instead of praying for each other, pray for those that don’t know Jesus by name and that they would come to Jesus and that he would give you an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with those that are unsaved.
Try praying every day at 10:02 for a week and see what God does. Set a reminder in your phone right now!
After prayer, what is the next thing you can do to start sharing the gospel with someone?
How can you start getting to know those that are outside of the church?
Are you someone who says: “it’s not okay for me to share the message of Jesus with others”? What are your reasons, hesitations, fears? Graciously discuss and pray together through a lens of exploration and conviction, not condemnation.
How should we as followers of Jesus respond to pushback when we move the message of Jesus forward?
For extra reading to help find a way your CG can start being more missional and engaging the lost, try reading The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon.
Acts 13:1-3, John 20:2, John 17:18, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 13:1-3, Luke 10:2
OUR GOD IS A MISSIONARY
JOIN JESUS ON HIS MISSION
MISSION IN THE EARLY CHURCH
HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?
Notes, Quotes, and Slides:
THE MISSION OF CROSS & CROWN CHURCH IS TO MAKE AND SEND DISCIPLES.
We believe that the mission of God has to be carried out by the local church. God himself became a missionary in Jesus Christ, entering our world, drawing near to rescue us. Likewise, the local church and its members have a responsibility to embrace and pursue that missional responsibility; living as a sent people and ambassadors of Christ bringing the message of the Gospel to the world around them. Members of the local church must be missionaries where they live, where they work, where they learn, and where they play. We believe in the priesthood of all believers, carrying out the ministry of reconciliation.
“Mission is rooted in the identity of God.”~ Karl Barth
“It is not so much that God has a mission for His church in the world, but that God has a church for His mission in the world.” ~ Christopher Wright
Reformed Soteriology —> Chosen, elect, and loved
Gospel Centrality —> Loved, saved, accepted and included
Complementarian Relationships —> Women & Men called and gifted
Spirit Empowered Ministry —> gifted and empowered by the Spirit
Missional Responsibility of the Church —> Go and make Disciples