Hey Church Family!
What is your why? It's a weird question, but a good question with which to wrestle. Why are you the way you are? Why do you do the things you do? Why do you to the places to which you go? What is your why? How you answer that question really matters.
It even matters as a church. What is the church's why? Why does the church do what it does? Why does the church say what it says?
Let me remind you: Our why is all because of Jesus. In Acts, the early church was crystal clear about their why. They were quick to recognize everything they saw was a movement of God—it wasn't about them. It was all because of Jesus. Jesus healed. Jesus saved. Jesus transformed. Jesus rose from the dead. It was ALL because of Jesus!
Our reason for gathering, for being sent out as a church—our reason for the work we do and the mission we are a part of is all because of Jesus. Just to name a few of the reasons it's all about Jesus, we:
Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. In other words, we want more and more people to know about this man named Jesus—until the whole world hears! Our work starts right here in Topeka, but it extends to every continent on the planet.
This past week I challenged each of us to do three things over this coming year:
Together in Christ,
Notes from the Staff @The Woods