What is Partnership All About? Philippians 1:4-6. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
We can do a few good things alone. We can do great things together. This is why we ask people who call Restoration their church to become partners in the gospel together.
When Jesus began his ministry he chose twelve disciples to partner with him in changing the world. At Restoration we seek to do the same. We choose each other to live out the good news and to share it with others.
In the month of August, we are asking everyone who calls Restoration their church to pray about partnering with us in three areas:
- Involvement. We encourage everyone to try and attend the same worship service most weeks so they can become familiar with people in that service. Join a group. Serve on a ministry team. 1 Corinthians 12 says we are all a part of the body of Christ. For us to experience this we have to get involved.
- Inviting. Jesus changes the world through us when we invite people to "come and see" (John 1:39-46). We invite our non-Jesus following friends to come and see Jesus in our community and hear his voice as we listen to His Word together.
- Invest. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 says, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life." Nuff said.
In the last 2 weeks, we already have 150 people partnering with us for the coming year. We are praying for 100+ more. I hope you will pray about making this commitment, so that God will advance his work in us and through us like never before.