The Personal Invitation

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This past Sunday, we had a great discussion about the power of a personal invitation. I shared part of my story about how a friend persistently invited me to church in many creative ways and eventually I agreed to go…and it changed my life.

I encouraged the students to invite a friend, family member, or neighbor to church and reminded them that a simple invitation could change the trajectory of someone’s eternity.

The names pictured above are the names of the people the students will be inviting to church this week. Would you join me in praying for everyone on the list?

We ended the second hour by praying over the baptismal and praying for those who have chosen to be baptized this coming Sunday.

I can’t wait to see what God does as the students boldly invite the people in their lives to join them at church!

** Due to the Easter Holiday, On Mission Prep will not meet Sunday morning. Students are encouraged to attend the main worship service with their parents (and hopefully whoever they invited).

We Want You To Want To

This past Sunday started off a little different. There we were, standing under the sails with just a few students. Curious as where all the other students were since it was time to begin On Mission Prep, I began to walk toward the worship center and noticed many students playing basketball. When I shared that it was time to begin, they were surprised when they learned what time it was. Now of course our leaders could go and round everyone up on Sunday mornings, but how much better would it be for our students to be so excited to dive into the Word of God on Sundays that they make it a priority to meet under the sails early. We want them to want to.

Last week wrapped up the quiet time practice and ended with a great discussion about 2 Chronicles 7:14 and the reasons why God wouldn’t listen our prayers.

I am looking forward to spending time with the students tomorrow morning!

The Love of Christ

We started off by spreading out and doing quiet time practice, and then we came back together and shared what stood out to us in the scripture we read. One student shared that the love of Christ stood out to him. From there, we went into a discussion about how love separates Christianity from all other world religions and that it’s not just the love that our God shows us, but also the unique way that we are called to love others. Loving our enemies and putting others needs above our own is the kind of love that makes Christians a shining light in an otherwise dark world.

What did Jesus look like?

I have truly enjoyed the last three weeks! I am excited to announce that Daisy Pierce won the coveted fuzzy donut/cupcake journal after completing several of the challenges over the last three weeks! Congratulations Daisy!

This past Sunday we had a time of Q & A. Some of the fun questions we got to discuss and look to the Bible for answers were: Did the burning bush have flowers? What did Jesus look like? Why do friendships drift apart?

I also learned that there were several students whose favorite book of the Bible is Revelation. It’s one of my favorites too! We got to have a great discussion about some aspects of end times and what maranatha means.

I hope you’ll join me in continuing to pray for the people we know that don’t know The Lord and that you’ll invite those people to join you at church!