We have been focusing in our church for the last month or so on communicating our mission and strategy as a church. We have talked a lot about how we, as a family of Christ followers, should see our mission not as “our mission” but seeing ourselves as God’s mission – the mission of making disciples – of helping people to develop into maturing followers of Jesus.
We have even developed a strategy as to how that should work in our setting. We have articulated this strategy as Learning, Living, Loving . . . Together. We are to be about learning who Jesus is (not just learning about him but really getting to know him) and then living out what we learn. All of this is to be done with compassion and love and all of it done together – in community.
But a couple of weeks ago, I asked our folks to think “bigger picture.” We have a strategy that supports our mission and mission that exists because of our vision. That vision is to truly be the church God wants us to be – to be the people God created us to be. So it begins with being! It begins with an undying passion to BE!
The way we will remember this here in our setting is: 1st B. Our church is First Baptist Church. Our URL for our website is 1stb.com. So it is not a stretch to begin to think of our family as 1st B. But in doing that, we are reminded that before we do anything – we must first strive to BE.
Today, remember – God is more concerned about who you are and who you become than what you do and accomplish.
Be the person God intends you to be today!