Our Rhythms workshops explore the missional practices of Jesus and the outward movement of the church into the world. We hope to establish new rhythms in our lives that help us to go on a mission with God to our neighbours, colleagues, families, classmates, and even to the ends of the world. We invite you to come along for the journey.
In this reflection on 1 Peter 2:9-10, we will look first at the nature of God and then secondly in how we bear witness to that nature of God through the way we live. This will be accomplished by investigating the following 3 points:
Identity - we are a new creation, born not of perishable seed but of imperishable - the Word of God. We now have our identity rooted in the Trinitarian nature of God - and bear witness to him by living in community. We have a new Father.
Character - Jesus came not only to save us from sin, but to also demonstrate to us what life in the kingdom was all about. If we have a new Father and a new family, then Christ demonstrates what it looks like to have character and to imitate the Father.
Vocation - If we have a new Father and a new way of living, we also have a new purpose or vocation. We are invited to join the family business. God is a missionary God as seen throughout scripture and history and we have been invited to join Him on the mission of redeeming all things. You cannot be a follower of Jesus without recognizing that we are a sent people.
Speaker: Cam Roxburgh
Cam is a missionary who loves the church in Canada. He is the Senior Pastor at Southside Community Church, the VP for Missional Initiatives for the North American Baptists, International Director for Forge Missional Training, but best of all a Husband and Father. Having Planted a Neighbourhood Church in Vancouver BC, he continues to Pastor as well as leads Forge Global Missional Training Network – an organization which equips the church to become missional and move towards multiplication.
Questions? Ask Abe.