Delight in the Kingdom
God loves to send. He sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. He sent his Spirit to indwell us with power and peace. And he sends us as ambassadors of his kingdom so that his delight and his image bearers’ delight in him can grow and flourish.
He loves to send because our earth is filled with people who are “looking for the kingdom” (Mark 15:43), who are looking for Someone to delight in. And the reason for God's sending is because his kingdom is founded on the truest of all loves. God's love is generative—it can’t help but make “more of itself as it goes along,” as Tim Keller puts it. So God sends his love—through his Son and now through us— to a world in desperate need of repentance and refreshment (Acts 3:19-20).
What does it look like to participate in this generative, kingdom-advancing work? First, it means realizing that the local church matters; that all of life is ministry; that the kingdom is in your home, on college campuses and in a wheat field in Nepal. From there, it means trusting God to give us opportunities to build and send workers so that he can expand his kingdom. (Luke 10:2). We are excited to pursue the following initiatives over the next year, from May 2017 through April 2018, with the goal of raising $50,000 for our Missions Fund.