Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Insights in Learning Communities with 3dministries

Missio Lux has decided to join the 3 d ministries Learning Communities after our experience in South Carolina last week. Despite the challenge of getting there, my time there was full of confirmations that make it clear that this is God's leading for ML.

The 3dministries mission statement is: "to personally invest in church leaders; equipping them to connect to the Bible, personal calling and cultural context to build healthy missional churches in the power of the Holy Spirit."

This mission statement aligns perfectly with Missio Lux' value system!

We believe in relationships. More and more we are coming to realize how much a lifestyle that follows Jesus is about relationships: with God, one another and the world. 3dministries models relationships in their approach to leadership, relationship is the glue that holds people together.

We believe in equipping leaders to know Jesus and follow him through living a lifestyle that he teaches us through the story of the Bible and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that each and every Jesus follower has a personal calling; we take seriously Ephesians 2:10 that states: "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." God has unique plans for each one of us to live out, he created those before the universe was ever in existance.

We believe that we must be present in the culture, but seek to live counter culturally within it as we offer an attractive life that others see and desire to be part of!

We believe that a life that looks up toward God, looks across towards the people around us, and looks out towards a world that needs to know how deeply God loves them and pursues a relationship with them. This is missional living at its best!

We believe in a life of health. Healthy relationships, healthy bodies, healthy emotions, healthy families, health.....following the way of Jesus brings health to our lives.

Finally, we understand that it is impossible to live a lifestyle like Jesus without the power of Holy Spirit. Jesus told his followers when he ascended into heaven: "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses. . . "

It will be so fun to see how God moves as 3dministries Learning Communities and Missio Lux come together. I believe it will be good for the Kingdom of God!

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