Tell Your Story
At the start of this year, we began a new series in our Student Ministry called “Stories” on Wednesday nights. In short, God has given each of us a story to tell, and he wants to use our story, both the good and the bad, as part of his plan to reach and redeem the world through his son, Jesus Christ! To understand this, we asked a couple of big questions. How do we live a story worth telling? How do we live a life that produces a story we want to tell? In Philippians 1:27 (ESV), we are encouraged to “live a life that is worthy of the gospel of Christ.” We simply need to begin by being willing to tell our story about what God has done in our lives.
Part of telling your story is understanding you are a part of a much larger story being written. Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) says: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” It is from this verse that we get the name for 2.10 Student Ministry. We were created in Christ Jesus to do the work that he has already prepared for us to do! Here is the thing though: We have to be an active participant in the story he is writing. Paul adds this little reminder at the end of the verse when he says “that we should walk in them.” These good works are not just there for us to talk about and discuss when we gather together as the Church. We have to put our discussion and training into action by stepping outside the walls of the church to be on mission with God.
This week I am down in Arlington, TX with some of our students to serve alongside Mission Arlington. Mission Arlington is a faith-based missions organization utilizing hundreds of volunteers and a multitude of services to assist people with their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our students are sacrificing their spring break week to go and serve others in and through the love of Jesus Christ! Please pray for us as we engage in various service projects in the mornings and run mini-VBS camps at apartment complexes in the afternoons. I also challenge you to think of some ways that you can jump in and be an active participant in the story God is writing all around you!
Interim Student Minister
Posted on Tue, March 8, 2016
by Rob Peterman