Tuesday, December 15, 2009

210 in 2010

a Biblical thought...
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. (2 Timothy 2:15-16)

a Book thought...
The Spirit works to enlighten us to the spiritual wealth that is ours, so we don't continue unwittingly to live in spiritual poverty. (p72)
a Dave thought...
On Sunday November 29 at Commissioning it was great to hear our TC Commissioner James Knaggs cast a vision for this territory. As Jim launched 210 in 20ten it was encouraging to witness people coming forward who wanted to put their hands up to take on front line mission and plant new corps. http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/SALV/LANDING/PC_63101.html

As we currently have 168 corps in the territory to aim for 42 more in the next 12 months is a big step of faith. I certainly agree with the fact that unless we start to plant corps and innovate new ways of doing The Salvation Army the future is dim, so I see this as a hard step but one that we need to take. I also know that it is only when we attempt things for God that seem humanly impossible that we need Him to help us. Of course at the moment it is hard to get our heads around the the resources and personnel needed for such a vision but as we worship a BIG God we also know He can handle BIG visions. I pray that many people will continue to come forward and be part of planting new corps across this territory and as a result that the kingdom will be expanded. I also thank God for courageous leaders like Commissioner Jim who are willing to lead and cast vision no matter what God is asking of them.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Eleanor Burne-Jones said...

Why the fuss? :0)

Surely church planting is simply what disciples do?

Maybe we do need resources in our cultures (Aus/UK/US/Canada)that others do not in parts of the world where planting is easier,because people are more open to the Gospel.

Praying for these endeavours.