Ideas for Impact
What kinds of churches can we become?
Looking back on the last two years of working with our Association Missions Interns.
1. They were relational - they formed encouraging relationships with one another and enjoyed a little bit of competition and especially humor.
2. They were eager to learn and critique what they were learning - "does this fit with reality and with my experience?"
3. When they felt that their opinion was valued, they were willing to share and evaluate.
4. They were willing to study and teach what they were learning to others.
5. They memorized scripture and rose to the challenge.
6. They read a book about leadership and analyzed each chapter for application.
7. When there was an opportunity to serve, they jumped in to unfamiliar circumstances.
8. They read a Bible chapter and wrote discussion questions for a small group study.
9. They showed compassion for those who needed help.
10. They gave a weekend to volunteer for Disciple Now.
11. They went on mission trips and they lived a missional lifestyle.
12. They shared their salvation testimony and other stories of what they learned.
13. They welcomed a variety of commitments - school, work, church, friends, sports.
14. They expressed gratitude for a year of doing life together.
15. They did not see themselves becoming full-time workers at a church but they did see themselves as full-time Christians with a desire to serve others and be used by God