What is one of the least evangelized mission fields in America? How do we strategically reach those people far from God? The Church must find a way to train, empower, commission, and send out disciples to fulfill the Great Commission. How many people sitting in churches today would say they feel adequately trained to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, let alone the end of the street? Christians run into so many people at work, school, Crossfit classes, or on neighborhood walks that would never think to come to a church to hear the Gospel. This is Mission.
Christians MUST fulfill the Great Commission. In order to do that, they must be discipled to AUTHENTICALLY and ORGANICALLY share the Gospel. We need to remove the awkward and plastic-ness of much telemarketer manual witnessing scripts, and just share the Hope in Christ in a compelling and biblical fashion. Be winsome. Too many Christians today, many who have sat in pews for a long time, feel inadequate to share their Hope. And if they feel inadequate to reach those far from God, then their participation in the Great Commission stalls out right there.
What if God has given us everything we need to share the Gospel in this authentic and organic way? What if His chosen vehicle for advancing the Gospel is right in front of us? I believe that it is. Not in some secret knowledge that only a few know, but in an often overlooked component of our society. The family. And not just in the biological sense, but a family unified around a common interest or cause. This family makes it possible to live in DEEP MISSION.
This Saturday night (February 6) at 6pm we will discuss how a church can be a family on mission and advance the Kingdom locally and abroad. The schedule will look roughly like this:
- 6:00 – Coffee & Snacks/Desserts
- 6:30 – Worship (w/ David & Jessica Epting)
- 6:50 –Deep Mission Discussion
- 7:25– Q&A
- 7:45 – Mingle
CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! We will have childcare available for those who are inclined to utilize it, but it will also be perfectly acceptable to allow your kids to be in tow throughout the night. Family is an important part of the culture of Riverdeep, and these interest meetings are no different.
The night will include worship led by Jessica & David Epting (& Friends), a group discussion about living on mission in our changing culture, and end with a time of prayer throughout the building. There are some exciting developments in the neighborhood around the church, but there are also some exciting things happening in the communities throughout the Memphis area where we will be gathering in home groups beginning in March.
We’d love for you to join us if you are available to hear about where God is moving and how you can be a part of it through prayer and participation. Incredible days ahead!
For additional information about our church plant, please check out the PROSPECTUS.