The Missional Living team has assembled a creative collection of opportunities to for you to help Go and Be the hands and feet of Jesus to our city this spring. Ready to serve? Click here to see the opportunities and sign up. Need to be convinced by a pastor that you should serve? Read on. 🙂
This is the season when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus—an event so monumental that it literally splits history in two.
For such a watershed event, you would expect God to have chosen an equally epic method to announce Jesus’ triumph over death to the world. Skywriting, fireworks, or a live global broadcast on CNN come to mind. But God had another, less flashy plan for spreading the news. Word of mouth.
an angel and two women
Instead of a world-wide blast of simultaneous communication, God sent an angel to roll back the stone that sealed the tomb and sit on it. Sure, it was a fierce and impressive angel that caused the hardened soldiers who guarded the grave to faint. But still—it was just an angel.
No parades. No press conferences, just an angel’s conversation with two women. That’s how God chose to do it.
“Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead.” (Matthew 28:5–7, NLT)
And the news spread like wildfire. From the women to the disciples. From the disciples to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Think of it. You and I heard the Good News from an angel and two women and a long chain of others in between.
and now it’s our turn
There is a lesson here for us as we seek to share the Good News. God’s basic plan for proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus involves one person sharing it with another person. Face-to-face. Life-on-life. It’s not the only way, but it is the original way.
That’s why we’ve put together a string of opportunities to serve and show God’s love and the power of the resurrection this spring. We call it Go and Be because to spread the Good News, we have to go off our campus and be the evidence of new life in Christ in our city.
So, consider this your invitation to join us for these simple, creative ways to continue God’s word-of-mouth announcement of Jesus’ resurrection. Right now, we still need 29 folks to help. Come help us show our city, “He is not here! He is risen from the dead!”
go and be: spring edition
Thursday, March 24
- Assemble Easter gift bags for the homeless. Volunteers will work at the church.
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. People needed: 8.
Saturday, March 26
- Hand out Easter outreach gift bags to the homeless, as well as at Park Manor and in the Cornerstone/South Dallas community. Volunteers will meet at our church to carpool. 10 to 11 a.m. People needed: 8.
- Staff an inner city Easter egg hunt. Serve snow cones and water, hide eggs, and play with kids at the Cornerstone Easter Outreach Egg Hunt in South Dallas. Volunteers will meet at our church to carpool. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. People needed: 7.
- Help our tornado relief partner conduct community outreach with the Easter egg hunt at C3 Church in Rowlett. C3 Church continues to reach their neighborhood in the aftermath of the December tornadoes. Volunteers will need to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to help hide and scatter eggs for their annual Easter egg hunt. 8:30 to 11 a.m. People needed: 8.
Saturday, April 23
- Help clean and landscape at Coventry Reserve in Wylie. Coventry Reserve is our ministry partner that serves adults with special needs. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. People needed: 9.
Saturday, May 7
- Serve at the Samaritan Inn Spring Sing Family Picnic in McKinney. The Stonebriar Children’s Choir will present a concert, then we will enjoy food, games, and activities for Samaritan Inn residents and the community. We need help to load and transport equipment, serve food, run activity booths and tear down after the event. 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. People needed: 20.
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