These next two weekends are absolutely massive for us as a church. Ever since it became clear that the Lord was leading us to gather weekly at Gunston Middle School, we’ve talked about what a strategic opportunity this is for us as a church to love and serve our community. We’ve dreamed about having an undeniably positive impact on the school. We’re cast the vision of being the group the school calls when they have a need.
And now we get to make good on all of that. Gunston has approached us with two very specific requests:
- An urgent need to get some painting done before the start of the school year. If you’re free between 9.30 – 11.30 tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 20th), please come to Gunston to help us paint. You can sign up at rcc.church/gunston.
- A large need for back to school backpacks and supplies. We will be collecting the following this Sunday and next:
- glue sticks
- #2 pencils
- colored pencils
- 3×5 index cards
- 5 subject notebooks
- 3 subject notebooks
Here’s why this matters so much: we are ambassadors for Christ. (2 Cor. 5:20) The way we handle these requests is going to communicate volumes to Gunston not just about Restoration City but also about Jesus. We represent Him! So, this isn’t a game of “let’s exceed their expectations so they’ll be really nice to us.” This is a question of “let’s show the immeasurable power and generosity of Jesus.” That’s what we want. We don’t want Gunston to think that Jesus over promises and under delivers.
So, on behalf of Jesus, let’s knock the ball out of the park the next few days! I’m praying we not only meet the full need at Gunston but exceed it in every way possible. That would just make sense if we’re ambassadors for the God who is able to do “exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask or imagine.”(Eph. 3:20).
Please join me in showing our love for Gunston through how we serve Gunston.