Get It
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 9:00AM
John Joseph

Working alongside of students is one of the most fulfilling aspects of ministry—especially when they just “get it.”  Over the past three years, we have seen students impact our worshiping community, our Coronado community—especially their peers—and the world.  Watching students who have a passion for Christ and the Church is one of my favorite things in the world—they just “get it.”   

 

This year for Project25, both clubs at CMS and CHS are partnering with the Mowad family as they follow God’s call to Thailand.  The Mowad family accepted a call to work with Cadence International with the goal of equipping leaders with the Gospel and developing a stronger Christ-Centered presence in Thailand.  All this sprang up from students caring for one another, then came the vision sharing.  Through the relationships, the Mowad girls have in the youth ministry, the Club Blank and Converge students are all in.  Now there are 80 middle school students and high school students with a shared vision to see the Mowads fulfill their calling and for the Kingdom to continue growing—they just flat out “get it.”

 

The best part of it all—it’s easy!  The Kingdom is growing because of the relationships with Jesus Christ and the relationships we have with each other.  People talk about being only 7 degrees of separation from everyone in the world—and that might actually be true.  But what I can tell you is true is God wants us to live in relationship with each other and with Jesus.  From there, the rest is easy.  Mountains will move, more people will see the blessing of following Jesus and the Mowads will be in Thailand! 

 

It does not take courage.  It does not take a college degree.  It certainly does not take being a pastor—it takes a willing heart and “getting it!”  You’re probably wondering what “it” actually is.  Well, that’s easy too.  Jesus is calling us to be in relationship with him and with each other serving one another.  For the students that get it—I praise God every day!

 

Thank You Lord!

 

Blessings,

Pastor John

Associate Pastor

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