Messages about mission


What Four Little Creatures Tell Us About Wisdom

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: community, mission, protection, rescue, Trust, wisdom

What is wisdom? Wisdom is the skill of living life in a God-honoring way. The writer of Proverbs invites us to consider carefully four seemingly insignificant and vulnerable creatures, and by observing these little creatures, to discover our own vulnerabilities and learn how we can navigate life wisely, that is in a Christ-centered, God-honoring way.  Text: Proverbs 30:24-28; 1 Peter 3:8


Celebrating Radical Generosity

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: authenticity, Generosity, mission, money, Tithe, Worship

The solution to a life that is leaning away from God is to return to God, and one of the ways we return is through our giving. Giving is an expression of worship which reflects trust in God’s steadfast love and gracious provision in Jesus. Where the Old Testament speaks of a tithe, the New Testament looks to the self-giving, sacrificial love of Jesus inviting us into a life of generous giving.Text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:6-15; Psalm 24:1


Faithful obedience and action is normative

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: activity, community, mission, Obedience

Measurable 2 asks “Is Ananias on the road?” This pointed question tests obedience and action to God’s call in mission. As an Anabaptist community, consider why we must be accountable and evidence active engagement around this question.  Text: Acts 9:13-17; Romans 16:25-27



The God of Mission

Speaker: Steve Shank
Topics: mission

Text:  Genesis 12:1-3

(Renewal Meetings)


“Now You Go and Make”

Speaker: Steve Shank
Topics: mission

The Mission.  Text:  Matthew 28:18, John 14:16

(Renewal Meetings)


The Mission of Christ in a Cup of Water

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: call, discipleship, mission

Christ’s first miracle involved jugs of water. However, from there away Jesus used a cup of water to demonstrate true discipleship. Consider what the contrasts between the two might teach us today. Text: Matthew 10:27-42


Interrupting the Narrative

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: encountering, mission, seeing

Blind Bartimaeus exerted bold faith and interrupted the unfolding narrative around him. Doing so stopped Jesus in his tracks. Consider similar narratives we might interrupt and invite Jesus to rewrite. Text: Mark 10:46-52


Reimagining Our Message

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Holy Spirit, mission, Obedience, prejudice

The Holy Spirit must continually retool a prejudiced spirituality or our message will counter God’s mission. Consider how Peter needed to overcome spiritual prejudice and assumptions before God’s message could be authentically reimagined.  Text: Acts 10:1-33