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Our Focus on Evangelism
“Joining Jesus on His Mission will alter the way you see your life as a follower of Jesus and take you beyond living your life for Jesus to living your life with Jesus. Simple powerful and applicable insights show you how to be on mission and recognize where Jesus is already at work in your neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. You will feel both relief and hope. You may even hear yourself say, ‘I can do this!” as you start responding to the everyday opportunities he is placing in your path.”
– Greg Finke
As part of our Ignite initiative, we have committed to focusing on evangelism. Our first step toward that goal was a congregation-wide training related to the book, Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to Be an Everyday Missionary, last fall (2020). We partnered with the author Greg Finke, to bring this practical and applicable approach to being an everyday missionary where God has placed you to our Trinity family. The goal of the training is to help us all be more invitational and authentic in caring for our neighbors and sharing our faith. The initial study may be over but the work is just beginning.
Joining Jesus Gathering
June 23rd, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joining Jesus is exactly what it sounds like…letting Jesus take the lead while we join Him on this great adventure of sharing His love with the world. He provides us with opportunities for “Holy Moments” which encourage our faith and continue to remind us that He is alive and active in our world! Maybe you are already doing this in your neighborhood, your workplace, or with family members- we want to hear about it! Maybe you are just starting on this journey and need some ideas on how to begin. All are welcome! Join us as we encourage one another and share how the Holy Spirit is working in our lives. June 23, 7-9pm, please bring an appetizer to share, drinks will be provided. No childcare is available. Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4dafad2ea0fa7-joining2 or at the Outreach and Activity Center in the Gathering Area. Have a “Holy Moment” to share? Please indicate that when you sign up.
Joining Jesus Fall 2021 Bible Study
Last fall we all undertook a challenge to Join Jesus on His Mission. How’s it going? Starting this fall our adult Bible study time will be devoted to answering this question, and taking the next steps to join Jesus. This study is a straightforward look at the glorious WHY and the simple HOW of doing what He has commanded us to do. It’s not a program, it’s real life. Join us on Sunday, September 12 at 9:45 am in the Gathering Area for this three-week study led by Ron Stallman. Please bring your Bible, a pen, and paper.
You can also watch the live stream of these sessions on our Trinity Facebook page.
Joining Jesus on His Mission 2.0 - Week 1
Joining Jesus on His Mission 2.0 - Week 2
Joining Jesus on His Mission 2.0 - Week 3
The formal training has concluded but there are still books available and the training materials are available here or in the Facebook group. Below are some options for you to access the materials and work through the study
- Join our private Facebook Group – This group will provide an online community where you can participate in the study of the book, access the videos and the “Kick the Tires Conference”, and participate in a conversation about the topics. Moving forward we plan to utilize the group as an online missional community of sorts.
- You can lead a small group with the members of your own household.
- You can work through the book and study guide individually.
A word from the Author, Pastor Greg Finke
For the study you will need the following materials: a book, a study guide, and access to the videos. We have created packets with everything you need for sale at the link below. The cost is $10 dollars.
An excerpt from the foreword:
Most books on evangelism are high on demands and low on practical ideas for implementation. Joining Jesus on His Mission is just the opposite. It’s practical enough for anyone to understand but full of great, Gospel-packed theology. It approaches mission and evangelism from the reality that in Jesus, the Kingdom of God is already at work in our world today. God has taken responsiblity for saving the world by Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection and by sending the Spirit. Jesus is still very much on this mission to redeem the world to Himself. So, no need for demanding or shaming Christians into evangelism. As Finke elegantly put it, “We’re not on mission for Jesus, but with Jesus!”
– Ben Haupt, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Study Guide for Video Trainings
Included in the purchased packet is a printed copy of the study guide, but you can also download a digital copy of the Study Guide here.
Training Facebook Group
You can join the private Facebook group to engage in conversation around the topics of the book each week and to view the videos if you are working independently.